The Greens will continue to push for climate friendly, affordable transport options as part of a new cross-party Parliamentary inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail in New Zealand. As the only party consistently championing rail, we are delighted that there will be a cross-party Select Committee inquiry looking into how best we can do that,” says Green Party transport spokesperson, Julie Anne Genter. “It is obvious that to meet our climate targets we need new, more sustainable transport infrastructure, like regional passenger rail, and we need fewer cars on our roads. Government investment in passenger rail has been slow to leave the station so this inquiry will be a great chance to get things back on track. “Aotearoa New Zealand once had an incredible regional rail service that connected most cities and towns across the country.
Source: New Zealand Herald August 13, 2022 22:39 UTC