While everyday tax payers are expected to shoulder the burdens of financial discipline, it seems that the ACT government’s Infrastructure Program isn’t too worried after spending over $60, 000 on promotional material in an attempt to ‘sell’ Capital Metro’s already unfavourable $826.7 million light rail project to the public.
Why is it, in a period of economic recession elected officials are spending lavishly on new projects? By duplicating rather than improving on existing infrastructure, the light rail simply limits that effectiveness of government spending on public transport.
So Canberrans, ask yourselves, if the light rail is such a viable public transport option, then why on earth do large amounts of money need to be invested in trying to ‘sell’ it to the public? We will have to wait and see if the cardboard tram sold it to the politicians. We can just see them tossing away their government cars.
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