Local, Independant and Effective

90 sec statement - Border Rail Action Group acknowledged for keeping rail on agenda

Posted February 10, 2015

 

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CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:39):  The provision of effective, efficient and timely public transport services are an essential precondition for quality regional living. I believe it is one of our foundation infrastructure services. In my electorate of Indi we have issues with our public transport, particularly our passenger rail services.

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending very productive meetings with some of the key rail decision makers in Victoria—the Victorian Premier, senior staff of V/Line, the CEO of Public Transport Victoria and members of the Public Transport Users Association. We have all agreed to work together on regional network rail transport.

Today I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the members of BRAG—Border Rail Action Group—who accompanied me on these meetings. Thank you Bill Traill, John Temple, Bill Reynoldson and Dennis Toohey (pictured). BRAG has played, and I hope will continue to play, the most important job of keeping rail on the agenda. Thank you, team.