15/11/2006 — ‘Must try harder on transport’, says policy report card
assessment of transport policies for this weekend’s state election has shown most parties lack the vision to adequately address congestion, high fuel prices and greenhouse emissions, the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) said today. Continue reading How to vote for public transport this Saturday
Users release Geelong election policy scorecard
The two major political parties have scored poorly on election campaign commitments for Geelong’s public transport, in an analysis by the Public Transport Users Association’s Geelong Branch.
election policy scorecard gives both Labor and Liberal a “D”, and indicates that only the Greens have tackled the issue of providing better public transport services throughout Geelong’s suburbs and neighbouring towns. Continue reading Major parties get poor marks for public transport — Geelong branch
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed the Labor Party’s policy shift to construct the much-needed station at Coolaroo but has questioned the four year lag and $36 million pricetag.
Continue reading Coolaroo commitment welcome but grossly overpriced
Stop The Tunnel
Public Meeting and BBQ
12pm Saturday 11th November
Royal Park Wetlands, Manningham St, West Parkville ( Melway 29 C12) Continue reading Say NO to extension of the Eastern Freeway through Royal Park
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed the Liberal Party’s Transport Policy, which reaffirms commitment for metropolitan rail and tram extensions and the potential for fundamental improvements for the bus network.
Continue reading Liberal public transport policy welcomed — More needed
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has praised the Victorian Liberal Party for committing to deliver yet another Labor broken promise with the delivery of the Cranbourne East rail extension.
Continue reading Praise for Cranbourne East extension
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed reports that the state government will buy back the lease of the state’s country rail network from Pacific National.
Continue reading Country rail buy-back welcomed by transport users
Public transport users have challenged the major parties to bring three key Geelong bus routes up to standards set in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
Continue reading Poor cousins no more: Call to bring our buses up to outer Melbourne standards
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has applauded the Victorian Liberal Party for committing to deliver the broken promise of the South Morang rail extension.
Continue reading South Morang commitment applauded
The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has introduced Peter the Duck, in a call to politicians from all sides to stop ducking public transport issues, particularly the lack of usable services that plagues much of Melbourne and Victoria.
“Peter the Duck highlights how often politicians have ducked the issue of public transport”, PTUA President Daniel Bowen said. “It is no coincidence that the duck has been named after our current Transport Minister, Peter Batchelor, who has absconded responsibility for much needed train and tram extensions and the goal of increasing public transport modal share”.
The PTUA launched its document The Real Transport Challenges: A Call for Vision to demonstrate the need for rail and tram extensions and more frequent bus services to mitigate rising traffic congestion and increasing petrol prices and make public transport a viable alternative to driving.
Continue reading PTUA calls on politicians not to duck public transport issues
The public transport advocacy group for Victoria, Australia