New Executive and Towards Zero Emission Buses
The MTF Executive was elected at the February meeting with Cr Jonathon Marsden continuing as Chair.
The office holders for 2021 are:
Chair: Jonathon Marsden
Deputy: Tom Melican
Secretary: Melissa Falkenberg
Treasurer: Ross Evans
General: Anna Chen, Stuart James, Lina Messina and James Conlan.
Congratulations to the new executive team.
February’s presentation was “Transitioning towards zero emission buses: A perspective from around Australia and New Zealand,” by Mark Rowland, ARUP’s Transport & Highways Advisory Leader
Mark has been involved in many bus projects and provides a detailed look at the challenges and opportunities offered by ZEBs (Zero Emission Buses).
He looks at projects across Australia and New Zealand as well as overseas, especially China.
Click below to see a short (19 min) video of the presentation.
Apologies in advance, unfortunately the zoom recording omitted the first minute or so. It starts directly with the range of bus projects on the go and Mark’s reference to the phrase ‘Like Rail’.
Presentation slides PDF
Presentation duration: 19 minutes
Bus patronage has declined consistently since 2012. coinciding with the emergence of Uber and MYKI.
Will the development of ‘Like Rail’ buses powered by renewables herald a transition back to buses?
Freight Victoria’s presentation on the fascinating topic of freight planning was the highlight of the December MTF meeting.