‘Back on track’


South Australia’s public transport policies revealed as the state elections nears

‘Back on track’
The South Australian election will be held next month

South Australia’s major parties policy documents reveal a focus on commuter savings and major road works as the state election draws closer.

Current South Australia Premier Jay Weatherhill says a modern and accessible public transport system is critical to a healthy and vibrant city, in the public transport section of the Building a Stronger South Australia policy initiatives.

"Public transport provides people with an affordable way of getting around, it’s clean and green and reduces congestion on our roads," he says.

"A stronger public transport system will provide a higher quality of life to those who want an easier journey around the city."

The current state government has already introduced some initiatives such as the 28-day unlimited travel pass and cheaper travel on Sundays and public holidays.

It plans to implement a visitor pass this month, as well as the commuter club in April.

Liberal’s policy statement for the upcoming election has little focus on public transport but a major commitment to upgrading roads.

Under the policy, the Liberal Party plan to establish Infrastructure SA – an independent organisation to co-ordinate South Australia’s major infrastructure projects.

The party also says it will commit $520 million to upgrade South Road at Darlington to reduce traffic congestion for people in the Southern suburbs.

Leader of the State Liberal Party Steven Marshall says, in the statement, the election in will be the most important seen in many years.

"It will be a chance for you to decide your future. The Liberal Party has the plan to put our State back on track."

The next election for South Australia will be held March 15, 2014.

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