Transport battlelines starting to take shape

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:18am, first published June 1 2015 - 8:20am

The ACT Liberals have laid the first of their transport policy cards on the table – with proposals to duplicate Gundaroo Drive from Mirrabei Drive in Gungahlin to the Barton Highway (linking it to William Slim Drive with a flyover) and to spend $51 million on new buses. New peak-hour "super express" bus services operating to and from major town centres have been flagged as well, with opposition transport spokesman Alistair Coe suggesting these will improve overall travel times and ensure residents taking the bus arrive at their destinations before those who choose to drive. Mr Coe won't be drawn as to when these new policies are rolled out, but says they will be a "priority" for the first year of a new government.