Public Transport Users Association (Victoria, Australia)

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.

V/Line trains

PTUA welcomes new PM

The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the position, and expressed the hope that his ascension will herald a new era of Federal funding for both urban...

City Loop

Flashback Friday (and: film screening postponed)

Regrettably we have had to postpone our planned fundraiser film screening of the Outer Circle Railway documentary on Friday July 17th. Our apologies – we will advise when we are able to re-schedule this...

Freeway traffic

Deja vu on road plan

The budget appears set to transfer $1.5 billion of public funds from one big road with no political mandate or business case to another (“East West Link replacement likely …”, 11/5). If the government...

Traffic on freeway

Westlink revival: Where’s the business case?

PTUA Demands End to ‘Knee-Jerk Planning’ The Public Transport Users Association has demanded the Andrews Government and Transurban publish all analysis supporting the government’s decision to progress the $5.5 billion Western Distributor toll road...