Author: tony

PTUA welcomes endorsement of Every 10 Minutes campaign

The Public Transport Users Association has commended Melbourne’s new train operator, Metro Trains Melbourne, for its support of the PTUA’s ‘Every 10 Minutes to Everywhere’ campaign. In a statement to The Age on 16...

Study Casts Doubt On Extended Clearway Benefits

A seven-month travel time study has found no noticeable improvement in tram travel times from extended clearway hours on Sydney Road in Brunswick. For some time, PTUA Secretary Tony Morton has been travelling to...

PTUA joins YCAT to score City of Yarra candidates

Yarra Campaign against the Tunnel (YCAT) and the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) have joined forces to score candidates in the forthcoming elections for the City of Yarra. Candidates were asked to respond to...

PTUA scores Lord Mayor candidates: update

The Public Transport Users Association has updated its scorecard for the 2008 Melbourne Lord Mayor election, following late responses received from the Robert King Crawford / Michael Kennedy team and the Shelley Roberts /...

PTUA Scores Lord Mayor Candidates

Residents and businesses in the City of Melbourne will have a profound choice to make in this year’s Lord Mayoral election, the Public Transport Users Association said today. Jump straight to the scorecard summary...

Why did we buy lemons? Users demand explanation

Transport users have accused the State Government and private operators Connex and Yarra Trams of “gross mismanagement” over the purchase and disposal of rolling stock, and of “covering up” problems with the new trains...

Transport Statement Botched by Batchelor

The Public Transport Users Association has condemned the Transport and Liveability Statement “Meeting Our Transport Challenges” and has demanded the immediate resignation of Transport Minister Peter Batchelor, citing no confidence in his ability to...

Transport Statement Must Go Beyond Promises

The government’s Transport and Liveability Statement, due next week, will be “just another dead duck” unless it includes a plan for structural reform, including an efficient public agency to manage public transport, the Public...