Media comments on tram priority

Following on from a story in the Herald-Sun, 3AW today (11th April 2007) quoted Paul Mees commenting on the issue, but incorrectly named him as representing the PTUA. This error was later repeated in MX, blended-in with some actual comments from the PTUA.

Paul was president of the organisation for some years, but resigned from this position more than five years ago, and no longer represents the PTUA.

While we have some concerns over specifics, the PTUA strongly supports efforts to speed up tram operations. Trams carrying scores or even hundreds of people should have priority over cars that typically carry 1-2 people each. Speeding up trams and buses on our roads will help improve reliability and make services both more attractive to users, and more efficient in use of vehicles and staff.