After mercilessly criticising the Myki ticketing system before the November 2010 State election, the Baillieu Government has accepted the system making just a few minor changes.
The Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos and the Baillieu Government must now explain how the Myki system will work in Geelong, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said.
“A press release issued by the Premier and Minister for Public Transport states that Myki will extend to Geelong eventually, but there is no mention of South Geelong, Marshall or the Grovedale Station that was promised.
“There is also no mention Myki being used on Geelong Bus Services that connect commuters to Melbourne bound trains.
“Mr Katos and the Baillieu Government must come clean with the people of Geelong, Bellerine and Surfcoast and provide information on where Myki will be available in Geelong and on the surfcoast,” Ms Tierney said.
After endlessly criticising public transport in Victoria whilst in opposition, the Baillieu Government has failed to provide any new rolling stock during its 7 dithering months in Government.
The May Budget did not include a single cent for new rolling stock for the increasing patronage on Victoria’s public transport system.