Category: News

HCMT mock-up: interior

Inside Melbourne’s new trains

Last week we took a look at the mock-up of Melbourne’s new train design, to give feedback to the project team. The mock-up is one and a half carriages, designed to show stakeholder groups...

Are we actually paying more for transport?

Figures produced for the Australian Automobile Association give the impression that transport costs to households are rising. But overall they’re actually falling. Official statistics show that household expenditure on transport fell from 13% of...

It’s time for Fairer fines – Please take our survey

On December 11th 2015, Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announced a review of public transport infringements including the 18 month-old $75 on the spot fines, handed out by the Authorised Officers that frequent our...

PTV’s new rail map – comment on the draft!

PTV are asking for further comments on their draft rail map. Just to recap – it’s not a proposed network of new lines/extensions, it’s a new map design for the current network, so you...

Dr Paul Mees OAM, 1961-2013

DR PAUL MEES OAM, 1961-2013 Statement by the Public Transport Users Association 26 January 2014 The Public Transport Users Association is pleased to note today’s awarding of the Medal (OAM) of the Order of...

East West Link statement a mountain of PR spin

CIS stands for ‘Clouded In Secrecy’, says PTUA The Napthine Government’s Comprehensive Impacts Statement (CIS) on the East West tollroad proposal is ‘Comprehensive In Spin’ (CIS) but crucial facts remain ‘Clouded In Secrecy’ (CIS),...