IT has been reported in various media that up to 2200 jobs may go at Queensland Rail.
At a time when most jurisdictions are improving rail options for freight and passenger services, Queensland appears headed into more transport failure.
The road system is already being broken to bits by large numbers of over-sized trucks. Road trauma is causing massive social and financial impacts.
Where practical we need to transfer freight back to rail. Queensland has an extensive rail network but it is grossly under utilised.
By investing in rail we will position Queensland for a safer, cost-efficient, environmentally sustainable transport future. Investment in rail will be returned many, many times over.
Robert Dow Rail Back on Track