Category: News

Stories of Growth: car traffic driven by new roads

What’s worse than when population growth puts strain on our transport systems? When road traffic grows even faster than population. But that was the reality in Melbourne for nearly four decades. No matter how...

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...