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To: Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
Put SMARTbuses on the suburban rail loop route
Put SMARTbus services on the planned route for the Suburban Rail Loop to create a single SMARTloop that connects Melbourne's universities, employment centres, the airport and middle suburbs NOW rather than in 50 years.
Why is this important?
The Suburban Rail Loop is a great idea and will provide an orbital loop around Melbourne, with new stations connections between major railway lines from the Frankston line to the Werribee line via Melbourne Airport.
Suburban Rail Loop will connect Melbourne’s middle suburbs to priority growth precincts, and link all Victorians to major health, education centres at Deakin, Monash and Bundoora, and outer employment centres.
But it will take 50 years, or more, to build.
Putting SMARTbus services on the route will bring all the benefits of the Suburban Rail Loop to Melbourne residents right now.
In addition, a SMARTbus loop will create a single route that will reduce current overcrowding and address the need for bus upgrades now.
For more information see https://rodbarton.com.au/issues-page/smartbuses-on-the-suburban-rail-loop-route/