The Canberra Times
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Fast rail decision can't be based only on financial costs

By Letters to the Editor
Updated July 2 2021 - 3:03am, first published June 2 2020 - 12:30am

Your report (Page 5, May 26) of the Grattan Institute stating the high speed train would be too costly gives no justification for that assertion other than a cynical and misleading suggestion that it will cost $10,000 per taxpayer for the primary benefit of business travellers. There is no present value total cost estimate but a suggestion it will take 50 years.

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