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ETC calls for delivery of Trackless Tram commitment

By |2022-08-08T16:50:06+11:00August 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has written to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government urging the Albanese Government to deliver on its promise to fund a business case for a Trackless Rapid Transit service from Caulfield to Rowville. The commitment was made in November 2021 by Minister Catherine King when [...]

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Trackless Rapid Transit campaign

By |2022-08-08T17:38:26+11:00May 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has launched a public campaign to persuade state and federal politicians to commit to an affordable and innovative solution to public transport issues between Caulfield and Rowville. A joint proposal by Monash University and Vicinity Centres, Caulfield-Rowville Trackless Rapid Transit (TRT) is an innovative transport solution for Melbourne’s south-east. The [...]

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Plan for better bus services in Melbourne’s east

By |2022-08-08T18:04:48+11:00February 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Eastern Transport Coalition is advocating for a full review of the bus network throughout Melbourne’s east. There are a lot of specific needs to be addressed and problems to be ironed out. The best way to do this is via a system wide review. Based on local knowledge, the ETC has identified a [...]

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Investment in public transport welcome, but Doncaster and Rowville Rail are sidelined again

By |2017-05-17T15:00:49+11:00April 27th, 2016|Media Releases|

The State Budget has delivered a significant increase in public transport spending by the State Government, however two vital projects for Melbourne’s east have once again been sidelined. While the Eastern Transport Coalition welcomes the State Government’s investment in the Melbourne Metro project, the $6 billion to remove 50 level crossings, plus a commitment to [...]

Doubled train order good news for public transport backlog

By |2017-05-17T14:03:05+11:00March 15th, 2016|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed today’s announcement that the State Government has doubled the number of high capacity metro trains it has ordered and which are due to be rolled out on the Cranbourne Pakenham line from 2018. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said the new trains will be longer and able to carry [...]

ETC welcomes night public transport trial

By |2017-05-17T14:02:00+11:00November 11th, 2015|Media Releases|

The trial of 24 hour public transport on weekends has been welcomed by the Eastern Transport Coalition as an important step in expanding Melbourne’s transport services and delivering greater options for the travelling public. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said the night services would offer greater flexibility for those residents who needed to travel late [...]

ETC welcomes Bayswater level crossing removals

By |2017-05-17T15:50:48+11:00November 6th, 2015|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Transport Minister Jacinta Allen that two level crossing at Bayswater would be removed within the next two years. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood, who is also the Mayor of Knox Council, said it was a project that the Council had been working towards for the past [...]

ETC welcomes Federal Government’s transport focus

By |2017-05-17T15:52:12+11:00October 19th, 2015|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed last week’s comments by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the government would consider funding public transport projects around Melbourne as part of a greater focus on sustainable cities and the built environment. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said this was a significant shift in the government’s position on public [...]

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 [...]