VTA joy at North East Link pledge

Australian Transport News - - News -

The Vic­to­rian Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion ( VTA) has gained a pub­lic prom­ise from premier Daniel An­drews that one of its most sought-af­ter projects, the North East Link, will be built.

While the state Coali­tion says it will await the de­tails be­fore back­ing it, An­drews is def­i­nite.

“The an­nounce­ment is ter­rific news for VTA mem­bers, who will ben­e­fit from the in­creased pro­duc­tiv­ity and ef­fi­cien­cies”

“This is it – the miss­ing link that will con­nect our city – and we will get it done,” he says.

“When we build the miss­ing link that com­pletes the ring road, you’ll be able to drive from Ring­wood to Tul­la­ma­rine with­out stop­ping at a sin­gle traf­fic light.”

The VTA is a long-term ad­vo­cate and lob­by­ist for the North East Link as a pri­or­ity road in­fra­struc­ture project .

VTA CEO Peter Anderson com­mended the move that would “con­nect the M80 Ring Road with Eastlink and im­por­tant freight hubs in Mel­bourne’s south east”.

“The an­nounce­ment is ter­rific news for VTA mem­bers, who will ben­e­fit from the in­creased pro­duc­tiv­ity and ef­fi­cien­cies the con­nec­tion will cre­ate.”

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