May 24, 2008

Why Are The Greens Not Up In Arms?

Of all parties the Greens have been most forthright in calling for increased investment in improved rail services. We actually agree with them. Why are they not up in arms then over the pittance given to improvement when compared to the fortune being invested in the transfer of ownership of rail from Toll to the Government? We read today thanks to Colin Espiner that the cost of the purchase is now going to be $1.5 billion. This money is a complete waste. The $1.5 billion should be develoted to more electrification, some new alignments, solving the problems with the Kaiwharawhara throat, more rolling stock, better access to ports etc. Where are you Greens, or is your far left ideological wing dictating policy in this space?