Public Transport Users Association (Victoria, Australia) News

Traffic on freeway

Turnbull prolongs Abbott roads-only agenda

PTUA slams neglect of public transport in $1.5 billion funds reallocation The reallocation of $1.5 billion of Federal transport funding to Victorian projects is just a continuation of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s ‘roads...

Clayton level crossing

Elevated rail – community meeting

Elevated rail can work, provided it’s done well. Community meeting, presentation and Q+A session, Noble Park next Tuesday 5th April Click here for more details, and to RSVP

Jacinta Allan at PTUA meeting, December 2015

Audio: Jacinta Allan PTUA address and Q+A

For those who couldn’t attend, here is audio from our Annual General Meeting in December, of Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan’s address and Q+A session. Want to skip straight to the questions? Jump to...

Ticket inspections

PTUA Calls for Fairer Fines

The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has presented the results of a recent passenger survey on public transport fines. The survey results form the basis of the PTUA’s submission to the State Government review...

Myki card

It’s time for Fairer fines – Please take our survey

On December 11th 2015, Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announced a review of public transport infringements including the 18 month-old $75 on the spot fines, handed out by the Authorised Officers that frequent our...

Wyndham Vale station during construction

Mr Turnbull unlocks the box, but will public transport benefit?

The Public Transport Users Association today congratulates Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for opening the “locked box” reserved by former PM Tony Abbott for the wasteful and ideologically motivated East West Link project. At the same time, the Association urges the State and Federal Governments to use the opportunity to fund urgently needed public transport upgrades, rather than to reflexively throw money at roads.