Category: Melbourne north

  • PTUA presents inaugural Paul Mees Award to ‘people power’ transport activists

    The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has presented the inaugural Paul Mees Award for transport advocacy to Darren Peters and Trevor Carroll of the South Morang and Mernda Rail Alliance. PTUA Tony Morton presented the award to Mr Peters and Mr Carroll at the PTUA’s 2013 Annual General Meeting. “Darren and Trevor are worthy recipients…

  • North-east freeway will dump cars on Boroondara

    A north-east freeway link would create mayhem on Boroondara roads according to the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA). “A freeway ending right on Boroondara’s doorstep will dump many more cars on our roads,” said PTUA spokesman Jeremy Lunn. “Roads such as Burke Road, Bulleen Road, Doncaster Road, High Street and Balwyn Road would become traffic…

  • North-east freeway could kill Doncaster rail

    A north-east freeway link would create mayhem on Manningham roads and would put the much needed Doncaster railway at risk according to the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA). “The Brumby government is so intent on denying Doncaster residents with rail, that they’re already looking at ways to dig a grave for Doncaster rail,” said PTUA…

  • Busway only second-best according to PTUA

    The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has rejected the proposed busway to Mernda as a second-best solution, saying the rail line should be extended instead. “When it comes to major infrastructure, you should do it right, do it once,” said PTUA president Daniel Bowen. “The existing rail reservation is still there, and should be used…

  • State election public transport forums in your area

    The Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF), of which the PTUA is an associate member, is holding public transport forums in various areas around Melbourne in the lead-up to November’s state election. The forums will feature speakers from all the major parties and questions from the community. Six forums are planned so far:

  • The truth behind South Morang

    Originally posted at Transport and (in abridged form) in the PTUA Newsletter. Ever since the Victorian Transport Plan last December flagged that the South Morang rail extension would finally be built, there has been speculation as to why the cost was so high. At $650 million for a 3.5 kilometre extension, many pondered if…

  • South Morang extension funding welcomed, but buck passing not

    The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed the Federal Coalition’s commitment of funds to the Mernda rail extension in Melbourne’s north. “This rail extension will help to cut greenhouse emissions and fuel expenses in the heart of the mortgage belt where transport costs put major pressure on household finances,” said PTUA President Daniel Bowen.…

  • Coolaroo commitment welcome but grossly overpriced

    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.

  • South Morang commitment applauded

    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.

  • Orbitals wait a disgrace

    The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has questioned the Government’s commitment and capability in delivering the Box Hill to Northland SmartBus, part of the long-awaited orbital bus routes around Melbourne.

  • Protest for South Morang Rail

    Come along and show your support this Sunday for the South Morang rail extension, and protest against the 1999 Bracks broken promise to build it by 2003. Where and when: Sunday 8th October, 12 Noon at Cnr of Civic Drive and McDonalds Rd, South Morang Melway: 183 A11. Buses: 571 from Epping railway station or…

  • NEITS a sham: Where’s the projects?

    The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has condemned the lack of credible projects presented in the North East Integrated Transport Study (NEITS) and dismissed the study as inadequate for Melbourne’s growing north-east.