Wingard ‘no’ to truck toll

The success of a rapid bus service between the Hills and Adelaide hinges on removing as many heavy vehicles from the freeway as possible, according to Regional Development Australia.

The State Government’s unwillingness to introduce a freight toll on the freeway could jeopardise the effectiveness of a rapid bus service between Mt Barker and the city, the head of the local branch of Regional Development Australia (RDA) fears.
RDA reports into the region’s freight and passenger transport issues released last week recommended a charging system trial for trucks to incentivise off-peak travel on the freeway and to give a rapid bus service between the Hills and the city shared priority use of the left lane.