Traf­fic pain pre­dicted

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

TRAINS at crush ca­pac­ity, heavy con­ges­tion and long de­lays are what lo­cal com­muters can ex­pect by 2031, ac­cord­ing to an in­fra­struc­ture au­dit.

How­ever, the Pub­lic Trans­port Au­thor­ity (PTA) ex­pects a new fleet of Cseries rail­cars and more fre­quent trains will fu­ture­proof CARO­LINE DevenishMe­ares is in a traf­fic jam of the pre­serves kind, and she could not be hap­pier.

The Coogee res­i­dent is fill­ing or­ders of her home­made chilli jam, which rep­re­sents her fundrais­ing ef­forts for Parkin­son’s WA this year. the net­work ahead of pre­dicted pa­tron­age in­creases.

The 2019 Aus­tralian In­fra­struc­ture Au­dit, re­leased last week, ex­am­ined the in­fra­struc­ture needs of the community in the next 12 years.

“Crowd­ing (on the Man­durah line) is fore­cast to in­crease be­yond the max­i­mum or crush ca­pac­ity in

In­spired by a dream to make a size­able con­tri­bu­tion to Parkin­son’s WA, she com­mit­ted to sell­ing 2000 jars of Sweet Caro­line’s Chilli Jam by Christ­mas.

Her jam jour­ney be­gan just last year when she de­cided to start in­cor­po­rat­ing chilli in her cook­ing. the AM peak,” it said. “Key bus routes will reach crush ca­pac­ity close to the CBD, par­tic­u­larly on the Kwinana Free­way route.”

Ac­cord­ing to the au­dit, driv­ers on the Kwinana Free­way can ex­pect to spend 60 per cent of their travel time stuck in traf­fic dur­ing peak pe­ri­ods, up from 40 per cent in 2016.

“Se­vere con­ges­tion on

“Last year I had a lot of my own chilli, so I made a lot of jam and gave them away as gifts and in ham­pers for Christ­mas,” Ms Devenish-Meares said.

This year, she de­cided to use her new­found jam­mak­ing skills to raise money for an is­sue close to her heart. Her hus­band this cor­ri­dor will be ex­tremely dis­rup­tive to daily travel by cars, buses and trucks,” the au­dit said.

The au­dit claimed in­fra­struc­ture was fail­ing to keep pace with rapid pop­u­la­tion growth, par­tic­u­larly in the ur­ban fringe.

PTA spokes­woman Laura Tom­lin­son said the pre­dic­tions were based on cur­rent train pat­terns. Rochford has lived with Parkin­son’s for the past eight years.

She said the re­sponse so far had been over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive.

“I get a re­ally good re­sponse from the jam and the peo­ple who have bought it,” Mrs Devenish-Meares said.

“I’ve had lots of pos­i­tive­ness

“It is an­tic­i­pated that fre­quency of ser­vice on the Man­durah and Joon­dalup lines will be about 18 trains an hour by 2030 with the high ca­pac­ity sig­nalling project in place,” she said.

Main Roads WA spokesman Dean Roberts said they were ad­dress­ing con­ges­tion with ma­jor ex­pen­di­ture on the Kwinana Free­way. from it, so that’s what’s egging me on. I’m en­joy­ing giv­ing back and that’s a good feel­ing.”

She will have the chance to edge closer to her tar­get at Parkin­son’s WA’s Walk in the Park event, where she will have a stall sell­ing the jam, on Septem­ber 15 at Perry Lakes.

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