The Transport Workers’ Union are urging residents, transport companies and road users to speak up at a public meeting this Friday and fight the Council about a new set of lights that will halt traffic on the Toowoomba range.
“The decision to stop traffic at the top of the range is ludicrous,” TWU State Secretary Peter Biagini said.
“Our number of priority is safety, and you simply cannot stop heavy vehicles on the range. It’s ridiculous.”
“The range has enough problems already, without adding a set of lights that will bank traffic up on the range and cause a domino effect down it.”
“Where is the feasibility study on this set of lights?”
“Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson needs to step in for the people of this state and stop this, as the Council clearly has no regard for safety.”
“Residents are right to fear what will happen.”
“Toowoomba is a key thoroughfare for trucks, which delivery out goods across the State.”
“Parking trucks on the range is a massive safety risk. Traffic already struggles to get traction, let alone it having to stop-and-start.”
“Mayor Paul Antonio simply needs to climb into a truck and drive up the range to see what pressure he will put on an already dangerous section.”
TWU Local organiser Brendan Bogle will be attending the meeting, being held this Friday at 7pm at St Luke’s Anglican Church all, and voicing the TWU’s safety concerns.
Mick O’Brien – 0411 875 910