10 February 2014 — The federal government is set to begin an Inquiry on the “role of public transport in delivering productivity outcomes”.

There will be hearings in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth next week, and, according to a Greens spokeswoman, the Secretariat is still happy to receive submissions for the next few days, and submissions can be as little as a one page covering letter with a recent report, body of work or article attached.

For those in Western Australia, it was a big opportunity to explore the impact of the State government deferring the MAX light rail project, the spokeswoman said, breaking an election commitment to have it up and running by 2018.

The Senate inquiry website provides more information including terms of reference and submissions received so far.