tonyp wrote:What Labor will do is fail to give it any support or encouragement, run competing buses etc like they did with the IWLR for 14 years. Also Daley was a former Roads Minister and he talks like one.
The deeper concern is that Labor is actually going into this election with no real transport policy, indeed with no transport vision whatsoever.
Yeah, that's gonna be a bit problem come election time isn't it? But on the other hand, you have the current Liberal government and all it's foolishness despite doing better on the infrastructure front. So personally, I'm in a bit of dilemma over it; I have every intention of voting Labor come the next election, but it's definitely not because of their groundbreaking transport plans. If anything it's because I feel like, at this moment in time, we need a government that underdevelops instead of overdevelops (sad as that sounds). And frankly I trust Labor a lot more to take action on other issues that I care about, such as saving the Powerhouse Museum, reducing rampant overdevelopment, protecting heritage, or just giving a XXX about the Macarthur region in general. But I can't deny the lack of transport plans is a hinderance. If one were to ask me what Labor's transport policy is I would only be able to point out their possible commitment to the Metro West line and that's it. It feels like Labor is banking on winning back the state based on the Liberal party's current controversies, as if people will vote them in hoping they'll fix the damage the Libs have done ever since Little Miss Barry resigned over a bottle of wine. And I'm sorry Michael, but that's not enough. YOU NEED MORE POLICY if you want me or others to fully embrace you, especially when it comes to public transport involving railways and tramways. Committing to not ripping up the CSELR is a start but that's just the bare bones; we need more! I know I'm just ranting pointlessly now but as someone who actually gives a XXX about politics and the future of this state, I'm pretty torn as a tram enthusiast, for voting for a party that hasn't traditionally been pro-tram, just because the Libs have ####ed a lot more things up imo. Guess it's just gonna have to be a "pick your poison scenario". Though having said all that, I've got a good mind to invite Daly and Jodi out to the Sydney Tramway Museum, and expose them to people who actually know their XXX and hope they will become educated and open minded enough to at least toot the idea of extending the light rail once it's proven to be successful. #comeonmindlessoptimism