Friday, August 29, 2008

Mega trucks or trains?

The City of Port Phillip supported the Rail Freight Alliance in holding a summit of 200 councillors, exporters and farmers from around the state at the Town Hall.
Tim Fischer, former deputy prime minister, and a passionate advocate for rail emphasised the need to re-instate the Webb Dock Rail Link.
With the freight task set to double by 2030, a shift to rail is essential.
Every container on a truck undermines the case for rail.

The summit was particularly relevant for Port Melbourne when there is talk of introducing B triples onto our roads.