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So far ETC has created 117 blog entries.

ETC welcomes Budget transport spending

By |2017-05-17T15:55:10+11:00May 6th, 2015|Media Releases|

The Easter Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed the significant focus on public transport outlined in yesterday’s Budget as a good start, particularly spending on buses, the upgrade of the Huntingdale Bus Interchange and grade separations. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said public transport has been inadequately funded for far too many years and hopefully the [...]

Budget needs to deliver on transport promises

By |2017-05-17T15:11:32+11:00April 28th, 2015|Media Releases|

Next week’s State Budget needs to deliver on the public transport promises made by the Labor Government to improve buses and rail, the Eastern Transport Coalition said today. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said a number of promises to improve and expand public transport have been made by the government in the lead up to [...]

Protection needed for future Rowville and Doncaster rail reservations

By |2017-05-17T15:36:22+11:00April 13th, 2015|Media Releases|

While rail lines to Doncaster and Rowville remain part of the State’s long term planning, The Eastern Transport Coalition is urging the Government to take steps now to reserve the land for these projects before they are swallowed up by incremental development. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said expanded rail services was a key priority [...]

ETC welcomes new Cranbourne-Pakenham rail line plans

By |2017-05-17T15:41:13+11:00April 1st, 2015|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed yesterday’s announcement of revised plans for the Cranbourne-Pakenham line, particularly the promise that nine level crossings will be removed between Dandenong and Caulfield. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said the ETC has campaigned for the removal of these level crossings for many years, and said it was great news [...]

ETC looks forward to public transport improvements under the new government

By |2017-05-17T15:45:52+11:00December 4th, 2014|Media Releases|

Public transport was once again a key issue for voters in last weekend’s State Election, and the Eastern Transport Coalition now looks forward to working with the new government to realize much-needed rail and bus improvements. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said leading up to the election, residents in the eastern suburbs had made it [...]

Candidates invited to catch a bus

By |2018-02-27T13:44:02+11:00November 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Eastern Transport Coalition is inviting candidates in this month’s State Election to catch a bus and find out first-hand the issues commuters face on a daily basis. ETC Chairperson, Cr Peter Lockwood said recent consultation with users through the Better Buses Survey found that the two most important issues were frequency and span of [...]

Rail extensions shouldn’t be confined to the north

By |2018-02-27T13:44:02+11:00October 21st, 2014|Media Releases|

The future rail needs of the eastern suburbs continue to be ignored by both the Labor and Liberal parties while $700 million was this week pledged to extend the railway from South Morang out to Mernda. The Eastern Transport Coalition said today that the funding for the Mernda Rail extension, previously promised by the Labor [...]

Commuters tell – better bus frequency will increase bus patronage

By |2018-02-27T13:44:02+11:00October 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Improving the frequency of buses would encourage greater bus use. This is the key message from commuters who took the Eastern Transport Coalition’s Better Buses Survey last month. Run as part of the ETC’s Better Buses campaign, we asked bus users to tell us about their commuting experience and the improvements they would like to [...]

Five big public transport questions for the east

By |2018-02-27T13:44:03+11:00September 11th, 2014|Media Releases|

Voters in Melbourne’s east have rated improved public transport as a key election issue and candidates need to clearly detail how they will address the big questions, the Eastern Transport Coalition said today. According to the Victorian Auditor General's report, Coordinating Public Transport, public transport services in Melbourne are poorly coordinated and many deficiencies in [...]