Rob Stock makes some important points on living and working locally. However, for many reasons it’s not always possible. And with the development of Special Housing Areas, commuting is only going to increase. Let’s consider two of the SHAs, Pokeno and Huapai. Both have access to the existing rail network. The diesel ‘shuttle’ trains are available being surplus to immediate needs after electrification. Long distance, slow driving at the beginning and end of the day has an adverse affect to your health and to productivity in general. AT needs to recognise this and utilise the existing trains over more and more roading.