PT Problem of the Day: The myriad of organisations planning and running public transport remains

Diagram of organisations running public transport in Victoria

It’s been just over a year since we first presented this flowchart of all the organisations involved in public transport in Victoria.

Shortly afterwards Coalition announced an election policy to streamline this maze of different bodies with the Public Transport Development Authority.

This Friday it’ll be a year since the Coalition government was sworn in. The PTDA hasn’t quite materialised yet, although the relevant legislation has passed through Parliament.

We’re hopeful that apart from cutting the number of bodies involved, the new PTDA also brings with it genuine openness and independence from government, as well as the best planners available to ensure an improvement to public transport management, planning, and coordination.

So hopefully before too long, provided the government lives up to its promise, this mess will be cleaned-up.

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