Category: News

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),...

Paul Mees

Word has reached us tonight of the passing of Paul Mees, PTUA Secretary from 1987 to 1991, and President from late 1992 to 2001. A big loss. Here’s Paul’s video from the Trains Not...

Axe Myki and use e-Tag instead, says PTUA

Following the Napthine government’s announcement that single-use public transport tickets will no longer be available from this month[1], the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has urged the government to abandon the trouble-plagued Myki card...

Minister Mulder addresses PTUA members

Last Thursday night Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder attended a meeting of PTUA members. Mr Mulder’s address was followed by a lengthy question and answer session, covering issues such as Myki, bikes on...

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...

PTUA comments on TTF report on funding/concessions

PTUA comments on the Transport and Tourism Forum report on public transport funding: We shouldn’t fall for the trap of believing that public transport should make a profit. It doesn’t recoup its costs any...

Free public transport on Friday

In order to try and make up for the widespread train service disruptions on Tuesday, all Melbourne (zone 1 and 2) public transport (trains, trams and buses) will be free on Friday. Further information...