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Transport groups support infrastructure spend in Federal Budget

The Rapid Active & Affordable Transport Alliance (RAATA) has commended the Government for allocating $4.6 billion to public transport infrastructure.

The RAATA noted that it’s the first time a Federal Government has made a significant investment in urban public transport, and believe it is “good for the environment… public health… and stimulating jobs in the low carbon economy of the future.”

The budget delivered $4.6 billion for nine metropolitan public transport projects, accounting for 55 per cent of the new transport measures.

The RAATA has called for two-thirds of the transport budget to be spent on public and active transport measures and one third on roads.

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