Category: News

Are we actually paying more for transport?

Figures produced for the Australian Automobile Association give the impression that transport costs to households are rising. But overall they’re actually falling. Official statistics show that household expenditure on transport fell from 13% of...

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...

PTV’s new rail map – comment on the draft!

PTV are asking for further comments on their draft rail map. Just to recap – it’s not a proposed network of new lines/extensions, it’s a new map design for the current network, so you...

Dr Paul Mees OAM, 1961-2013

DR PAUL MEES OAM, 1961-2013 Statement by the Public Transport Users Association 26 January 2014 The Public Transport Users Association is pleased to note today’s awarding of the Medal (OAM) of the Order of...

East West Link statement a mountain of PR spin

CIS stands for ‘Clouded In Secrecy’, says PTUA The Napthine Government’s Comprehensive Impacts Statement (CIS) on the East West tollroad proposal is ‘Comprehensive In Spin’ (CIS) but crucial facts remain ‘Clouded In Secrecy’ (CIS),...

Paul Mees

Word has reached us tonight of the passing of Paul Mees, PTUA Secretary from 1987 to 1991, and President from late 1992 to 2001. A big loss. Here’s Paul’s video from the Trains Not...

Axe Myki and use e-Tag instead, says PTUA

Following the Napthine government’s announcement that single-use public transport tickets will no longer be available from this month[1], the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has urged the government to abandon the trouble-plagued Myki card...