Free and frequent 24hr public transport

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Public transport in Victoria is bursting at the seams. Obviously we need roads, but to really create a liveable city we need public transport in every suburb.

The Socialist Party stands for a free, frequent and integrated public transport system that runs around the clock. A proper 24 hour public transport system would give people the option to get out of cars leaving more room on the roads for tradies and others who need to drive.

By reducing congestion we would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and in the inner city we would be better placed to tackle problems like rat running and parking chaos.

The barrier to expanding and integrating the public transport system is the private operators. We need to bring the system back into public hands, but under the control of the community. That way we could run it it with people’s interests in mind – not private profits.

 

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