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?
Councils & DTP
DTP and Council working together on Active Transport was the main topic of discussion at the May meeting.
IV SAYS GET ON BOARD
Get on board: Making the most of Melbourne's buses is a discussion paper
presented by Infrastructure Victoria's Peter Kartsidimas
MTF's February meeting heard two presentations from local planners who have looked at overseas examples of urban transport planning.
Congrats to speakers
Congratulations to the successful candidates and MPs who participated in one of our MTF Transport Forums before the election.
All FORUM VIDEOS
Eight MTF Transport Forums were held across Melbourne in July - October 2022
Better Buses in the West
Dr John Stone, Senior lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne spoke on Better Buses for Melbourne’s West at the MTF July meeting.
# Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport: Master Development Plan consultation and 3rd Runway Project
Four members of the DoT Active Transport Team discuss the learnings from the recent pop-up cycle lanes in Melbourne and suburbs.
THE Grattan Car Plan
The Grattan Car Plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities.
Presented by Marion Terrill, 2 March 2022.
Moving Forward Together
Moving Forward Together: Advancing Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Streets. A presentation by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, noted Canadian / Dutch cycling ambassadors.