Fran O’Sullivan writes:
The Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council has called on the Government to proceed with the 12 roading projects presently on hold or under review and open them to private investment. …
The letter, signed by outgoing council chairman Christopher Luxon, on behalf of the 13-strong council, says it appreciates a strong rail network is in the national interest.
“However, our transport infrastructure solution is not a binary choice between rail or roads, but a comprehensive, scaled up solution of rail and roads and coastal shipping and other modes.
Exactly. You need both rail and road. But the Government hates roads and is starving therm of funding.