Corbell clips ticket on transport report

The Canberra Times, November 20, 2014, p2


The ACT government is using a national report on public transport to bolster its case for light rail.
Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell said the report commissioned by the Tourism and Transport Forum, supported the government's argument that light rail from Gungahlin to Civic would increase economic activity and create jobs.
"We have always said thetwork plan will be relesed next yearat one of the main benefits of light rail is that it can have a transformative effect and this report shows the power that light rail has in boosting the local economy at a time when it needs it most," he said.
The report from the industry lobby says that the federal government needs to start funding public transport, pointing out the area around a new Sydney rail line has grown faster than the rest of the city.