Category: Election 2010

Shaping a new Public Transport Authority

The most significant policy commitment of the incoming Baillieu Government is the creation of a Public Transport Development Authority for Victoria. Getting this one right will make all the difference between Victoria having some...

Public transport carries Coalition to victory

Policies to set up an independent Public Transport Development Authority, new trains and rail lines to Rowville and East Doncaster appear to have delivered the Coalition victory in the Victorian state election, the Public...

Eastern transport derails Brumby

Public transport in Melbourne’s east has been a major factor contributing towards the swing to the Liberal Party, according to the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA). The PTUA has welcomed policies such as the...

The Smartbus Crawl

How slow is the “Smart”bus from Holmesglen to Chadstone? On this recent Saturday afternoon, 8.5 km/h. The PTUA wants better priority for buses in the Chadstone area, and more services on Smartbus routes, including...

PTUA gives verdict on election policies

With public transport the big issue for many voters, the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has given its verdict on the transport policies of the parties going into the State Election, with the Greens...

Melbourne’s public transport is in crisis

Melbourne’s public transport is in crisis — and your vote can make a difference. Cancellations Poor connections Crowding Trams stuck in traffic Read the full brochure (PDF 338 Kb) The current privatisation arrangements need...