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ETC looks forward to public transport improvements under the new government

By | 2017-05-17T15:45:52+00:00 December 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 [...]

Rail extensions shouldn’t be confined to the north

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:02+00:00 October 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 [...]

Five big public transport questions for the east

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:03+00:00 September 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 [...]

ETC launches Commuters Count video challenge

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:03+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Media Releases|

COMMUTERS are invited to speak up and share their ideas about Melbourne’s public transport network and how it could be improved by joining in the Eastern Transport Coalition’s Commuters Count video challenge launched yesterday. The competition, which will run until September 24, invites commuters to make a short video, up to 2 minutes long, and [...]

Auditor General finds public transport coordination lacking

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:03+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Media Releases|

THE Eastern Transport Coalition last week applauded the Victorian Auditor-General’s report which called for better coordination of Melbourne’s public transport network. In the report, Coordinating Public Transport, Auditor-General John Doyle said public transport services are poorly coordinated, and progress to improve this has been slow. He also noted the deficiencies in the network have been [...]

If you want Better Buses tell us how

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

Bus commuters in the east are invited to take part in a new bus survey to let all political parties know about the deficiencies in the network prior to the State Election. ETC Chairperson, Cr Peter Lockwood said buses were the most critical part of the public transport network for the majority of residents in [...]

Minister and Shadow Minister invited to discuss transport policies

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:03+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has invited both the Government and State Opposition to detail its public transport policies, including their positions on projects omitted from recent announcements, prior to the November State Election. ETC Chairperson, Cr Peter Lockwood said a number of public transport announcements had been made in recent months and while it was [...]

Rowville feasible but far, far away

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:03+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed the Stage 2 report of the Rowville Rail Feasibility study released last week, but has reiterated its concern that it will be well over a decade before a rail line is ever begun. Stage 1 of the study, completed by consultants, SKR, in 2012 concluded that Rowville Rail would [...]

Melbourne Rail Link real but Rowville still over a decade away

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:03+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed the planned investment in public transport announced in today’s State Budget, however critical projects for the eastern suburbs are still either more than a decade away or have been left out completely. ETC Chairperson, Cr Peter Lockwood said the Melbourne Rail Link project would help to deliver Rowville, and [...]