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So far ETC has created 112 blog entries.

Eastern Councils lobby for federal transport spending

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Media Releases|

Seven eastern Melbourne Councils have voted to put the pressure on Federal candidate to support public transport spending in the lead up to the September 7 election. Greater Dandenong, Knox, Manningham, Monash, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges Councils have all either endorsed motions at their meetings or have publicly proclaimed the need for the Federal [...]

ETC launches Commuters Count

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 August 5th, 2013|Media Releases|

One million residents living in the eastern suburbs can’t wait until 2028 for the missing links in Melbourne’s public transport infrastructure to be delivered and as the election draws nearer, the Eastern Transport Coalition is reminding the government that Commuters Count. Commuters Count is a campaign being run by the ETC to encourage the community [...]

ETC urges action to make public transport accessible for all

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Transport operators and governments need to upgrade public transport infrastructure to make it more accessible for disabled residents, the Eastern Transport Coalition said today. ETC spokesperson Cr Samantha Dunn said disabled residents were frequently disadvantaged due to unsuitable or lacking infrastructure. Responding to the issues paper, Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002, Cr Dunn [...]

State Budget disappointing for Melbourne’s East

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

 The Eastern Transport coalition said it was disappointing that public transport needs in the eastern suburbs have once again been largely ignored in this week’s State Budget. Eastern Transport Coalition spokesperson Cr Samantha Dunn said many resident’s in Melbourne’s east had no access to rail services, suffered with overcrowded buses that did not offer a [...]

ETC hopes for good public transport news in the budget

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 May 5th, 2013|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition is looking forward to some good public transport news when the State Budget is delivered on Tuesday, ETC spokesperson Cr Samantha Dunn said today. “Over the past year the State Government has taken steps towards addressing public transport needs in the east, with the first stage of feasibility studies completed for [...]

ETC welcomes funding for Blackburn and Bayswater grade separations

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed the announcement that funding has been allocated for planning and pre-construction work at two level crossings in Blackburn and Bayswater. “The ETC has been campaigning for many years to have these level crossings removed to allow for greater efficiency on their respective train lines and to alleviate road congestion,’’ [...]

Federal Coalition rail position short-sighted

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Media Releases|

The Federal Coalition’s refusal to invest in urban rail projects in favour of road funding is a short-sighted attitude that fails to recognise the many benefits an effective public transport system can deliver, Eastern Transport Coalition spokesperson Cr Samantha Dunn said today. While a substantial investment in public transport infrastructure is needed, Cr Dunn said [...]

Government transport priorities fly in the face of good process

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|

 INDICATIONS that the Baillieu Government has prioritised a rail link to Avalon Airport over the Doncaster and Rowville rail lines makes a mockery of the transport planning process, the Eastern Transport Coalition said yesterday.  ETC Chairperson Cr Samantha Dunn said it was also a slap in the face to thousands of people in Melbourne’s east [...]

New Study Shows Rowville Rail Benefits Will Far Outweigh Its Costs

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 July 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed the findings of a new economic impact study, which shows that the proposed Rowville rail line would significantly increase local employment and economic growth. ETC Chairperson Cr Samantha Dunn said the study had been commissioned by Knox Council to measure the costs and benefits the project could be expected [...]