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?
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: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities.
Presented by Marion Terrill, 2 March 2022.
Moving Forward Together: Advancing Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Streets. A presentation by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, noted Canadian / Dutch cycling ambassadors.
Freight Victoria’s presentation on the fascinating topic of freight planning was the highlight of the December MTF meeting.
Victoria Walks’ Duane Burtt presented the latest results of research into pedestrian crashes to the MTF November meeting.
Presentations by Peter Kartsidimas and Neil France from Infrastructure Victoria focused on the transport themes in their newly released 30-year Infrastructure Strategy.
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.
Minister for Public Transport, Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll MP, was the guest presenter at the June MTF meeting.