Aside from politely listening, if their stints in government since the 1980s are anything to judge the Victorian Liberal party on, their announcements will probable be met with scepticism?
The last good thing a Liberal state government did for public transport was the City Loop. Since then, its been inaction, minimalist infrastructure or rolling stock ordering, and brain farts every other time on public transport. Yes they closed lines, but that's been debated elsewhere to varying degree of merit based on who/where you live and its effect on you etc.
That aside, the current Labor government however, (regardless of whether you agree or even like the results or methods used) has put things up, dug holes, and made commitments that people can see real progress, and NOBODY can deny that they've got things done or started.
Debate or argue all you wish, but Dan can stand there and rattle off a list saying "My government has built or started this, this, and this, ordered and delivered however many of this or that train/tram......."
Matthew on the other hand, can only stand there and outline what he's proposing, purely based on the fact PT is now becoming a red hot topic. It should also be a reflection of the fact all we're doing is playing catchup on infrastructure. If we stop increasing our population, the infrastructure will catch up. If we don't, then it also becomes whats his plan for getting ahead of the curve to keep pace with patronage growth due to also wanting large population growth.
Governments of both persuasions have been caught napping here, so it will be interesting to hear the oppositions views. I merely suggest the Liberals poor form in the past may mean many a sceptic will question seriousness in their commitment.
We shall see.