Monday, April 23, 2012

Getting trucks off our roads

The time frame is far too long but nevertheless the federal government has made a good decision.

An estimated 3,300 fewer truck trips a day will be taken when a new freight terminal is built in south-west Sydney. At the terminal trucks will transfer freight to trains which will take it on to Port Botany.

It's something that should have happened many years ago of course and it's only a beginning.

The first option for moving land freight should always be rail. And if our huge trucks are the only option they most certainly shouldn't be anywhere our towns and cities, there should be similar terminals for freight transfer to much smaller trucks for use in the urban areas.

Sydney Morning Herald has the story here.

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