26 Melbourne COUNCILS WORKING TOGETHER FOR BETTER TRANSPORT
Advocating for better transport on behalf of over 4 million residents.
OUR TOP PRIORITIES
We all need transport everyday to work, shop or play.
Great cities like Melbourne need equally great transport to function.
As local governments, we advocate for better transport on behalf of our residents.
Our priorities are neatly packaged as our ABCs, namely:
Making it easier and more attractive to walk and ride.
Supporting walk or ride to school.
As the only public transport available to 70 % of Melbourne, buses need to be more frequent, direct and reliable.
Good transport planning gives the public more choice of transport. Today, too many Melbournians are forced by lack of choice to rely on private cars.
Here are the latest posts and presentations about MTF and Melbourne transport issues
Presentations by Peter Kartsidimas and Neil France from Infrastructure Victoria focused on the transport themes in their newly released 30-year Infrastructure Strategy.
MTF Loves Buses 2 is a half day online forum for councils and council staff about improving state-wide bus services to attract more passengers.
Talk the walk and walk the talk with our new walking ambassador
July’s meeting featured two fascinating presentations on cycling in the city, including new research that shows more interest in bike riding than previously documented.
Victoria’s Bus Plan sets out how the State Government will reform the bus network.
Minister for Public Transport, Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll MP, was the guest presenter at the June MTF meeting.
MTF has been advocating on behalf of over 4 million Melbournians and their local goverments for over 20 years.
As an organisation representing local government, we have brought a local perspective and local knowledge to transport issues for over 20 years.
We have used the skills and expertise of council transport teams to collect data, engage with communities and suggest solutions.
Many of our suggestions have been taken up by government and become policy, including rail extension to Mernda, Rowville and Monash University.
During state election campaigns since 2014, we have raised local transport issues at town hall candidate forums on transport issues, including full house audiences at the Melbourne Town Hall to hear the Transport Minister of the day and other party spokespeople.
OUR MEMBER COUNCILS
26 Melbourne councils are members of the
Metropolitan Transport Forum
GET ON BOARD FOR BETTER TRANSPORT
The best way to contact us is by email.
If your question is about public transport scheduling, lost property, employment or compliants, please go directly to PTV Public Transport Victoria.