RSS Entries ATOM Entries

Alliance urges Govt to rebalance transport budget

Posted in Policies by Kate Archdeacon on June 24th, 2009

Source: Sustainable Cities, Australian Conservation Foundation

Snapshot 2009-06-23 13-24-36
Image: RAATA

A new report by the Rapid Active & Affordable Transport Alliance (RAATA),  Investing in sustainable transport: Our clean, green transport future, urges the Federal Government to catch up on years of neglect by investing two thirds of the transport budget in public and active transport measures.  Speaking at the report launch in Canberra, ACF executive director Don Henry said public and active transport infrastructure has been neglected for too long and some money allocated to roads should be spent on public and active transport infrastructure.

“Climate change and peak oil are key challenges for Australia. Investment in public and active transport infrastructure will help make Australia more sustainable, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help wean us off our addiction to oil,” Mr Henry said.

Source: Sustainable Cities, Australian Conservation Foundation

Comments are closed.