victorian transport plan
Last week I attended Transport Forum in Doncaster held by Minister for Roads, Tim Pallas. It was the seventh of eight forums being held around Victoria. The forum was well attended by public transport advocates and many from the local government sector. I was joined by representatives of the Eastern Transport Coalition who loudly stated their case for more public transport in the outer east.
The Minister made mention many times of roads and freight but the forum was far more interested in public transport and discussion came back to this time and time again. The forum argued a strong case for improvements to public transport infrastructure across Melbourne.
The impact of peak oil and climate change will only exacerbate pressures on residents in the outer east struggling to get by on already tight household budgets, and it is imperative their public transport needs are taken into account when developing a transport plan.
The Public Transport message has been delivered again to the State Government and I look forward to seeing public transport being a key focus of the outcomes later this year.