16 May 2013
Formal planning process and consultation starts for the East West Link
Community members can learn more and have their say about the East West Link project with a formal planning process for the city-shaping project officially starting today, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder announced.
Mr Mulder said that an indicative corridor for the project had been developed and it was now time to get feedback from the community before finalising a more detailed design for release over the coming months. Read the media release.
13 May 2013
Trialling electric vehicles in Victorian car fleets
Victorian organisations are being invited once again to register their interest in trialling electric vehicles within their car fleets, as part of the Victorian Government’s Electric Vehicle Trial.
More than 35 organisations have participated to date.
We are particularly keen to hear from companies that have interesting ideas on how they can promote EVs to their staff and the community, and how they might use an EV to provide an alternative model to traditional car ownership.
07 May 2013
2013-14 State Budget
The 2013-14 Victorian Budget was handed down by the Treasurer on Tuesday 7 May 2013.
Read the budget announcements related to transport:
- Coalition Government continues to invest in Victoria's major and local ports
- Coalition Government invests more than $520 million in critical public transport infrastructure
- Steady hand at the wheel for Victorian roads
- Coalition Government to build the East West Link
- $207 million investment in improving Victoria's freight infrastructure
Visit the Budget website for all the budget papers and media releases.
30 Apr 2013
Construction set to begin on level crossing removals
Major works to remove three of Victoria's most notorious rail level crossings are set to begin shortly with construction tenders for the projects being awarded today.
The Victorian Government "has committed $349.8 million towards removing two level crossings in Mitcham and a third crossing at Springvale," Dr Napthine said.
29 Apr 2013
$73,000 taxi rank safety boost for Melton residents
Melton residents will see significant improvements to their Palmerston Street taxi rank thanks to a $73,000 Victorian Government funding boost announced by Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder.
"The funding injection will go towards overhauling the existing rank to include improved signage, seating and shelter," Mr Mulder said.
The grant allocation is part of the Taxi Rank Safety Program (TRSP) where councils can apply for funding for new taxi ranks or improve infrastructure and amenities on existing facilities.
29 Apr 2013
Williams Landing station opens
Williams Landing station opened on Sunday 28 April.
Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said the completion of the $110 million Williams Landing project would give thousands of residents in the growing suburbs of Williams Landing, Point Cook and Truganina access to local trains and a new bus network for the first time.
"From today, Williams Landing Station passengers will have access to more than 800 train services a week. All Werribee line trains will stop at Williams Landing Station, providing trains every 10 to 12 minutes during peak times, and every 20 minutes during the off-peak."
24 Apr 2013
Sydney Road leads $780,000 taxi rank safety blitz
Two new taxi ranks will be built on Sydney Road in Brunswick and another upgraded nearby thanks to more than $100,000 in Victorian Government funding, announced today by Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder.
The new ranks will be located between Brunswick Road and Glenlyon Road, servicing the many late-night venues along the popular Sydney Road strip.
24 Apr 2013
New public transport timetable starts on Sunday 28 April
A new timetable will begin on Sunday 28 April 2013. Residents living in Melbourne's west will have improved access to public transport services with the opening of Williams Landing Station on the Werribee line and a new bus network. A number of V/Line train and coach services, as well as some metropolitan bus services will also have some timetable and route changes.
Timetables are available for download at ptv.vic.gov.au.
18 Apr 2013
Passenger Rail Infrastructure Noise Policy released
The Victorian Government has released the Passenger Rail Infrastructure Noise Policy. The noise policy provides a process that balances the benefits of new passenger rail infrastructure projects with the possible impacts on those living nearby. Read the media release.
18 Apr 2013
Dandenong line improvements start on 28 April
Residents in the Glen Eira, Monash and Greater Dandenong areas will benefit when a new train timetable begins on Sunday 28 April, Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said today.
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