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Birch Transport Recommendations are Excellent

Birch Transport Recommendations are Excellent

Monday 17 Dec 2001 Penny Webster Press Releases -- Transport

ACT Transport Spokesman MP Penny Webster today congratulated Sir William Birch for his cost-cutting plans for Auckland City Council.

"Transport is the most important issue facing Aucklanders. Sir William has correctly identified the issues and produced an excellent set of recommendations.

"In John Banks, we finally have a local body politician that talks sense. Far too much emphasis has been placed on public transport by previous administrations. Most people prefer to travel by car.

"Sir William's common-sense recommendation that passenger transport projects be scaled back is a breath of fresh air.

"Congestion will only ease when public-private partnerships build the roads that are necessary, and roads are efficiently priced.

"I endorse Sir William's transport recommendations, and wish that central Government had the guts to commission a similar report," Mrs Webster said.

For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.

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