Category: Minister for Public Transport

Safety Upgrades For Echuca Line To Restore Services

The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade every active level crossing on the Echuca line to restore safe, reliable services for local passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that the Labor Government will upgrade 12 level crossings between Bendigo and Echuca. Last week, boom gates at a crossing north of Bendigo came down […]

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First Low-Floor Trams For Melbourne’s Hospital Precinct

Low-floor trams will soon service Melbourne’s major hospitals in Parkville, making it easier for staff, patients and parents with kids to get to work, or visit the ones they love. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that from 1 May, accessible trams will run along Flemington Road and through Royal Park – past […]

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Design Of New Frankston Station Revealed

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled the design of the new Frankston Station – part of its $63 million transformation of heart of the bayside suburb. The announcement is the culmination of two years of detailed planning and consultation, and a national design competition. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Frankston Paul […]

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Construction Begins On Massive Hurstbridge Line Upgrade

Work has now begun to remove two dangerous and congested level crossings, duplicate the track and run more trains, more often on the Hurstbridge line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines in Heidelberg today, where work to build a second track to Rosanna has begun. The second track will […]

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Heinz Street Crossing Upgrade Fast-Tracked

The upgrade of the Heinz Street level crossing in Bendigo will be fast-tracked to boost safety and save lives. Minister for Public Transport and local Member Jacinta Allan has announced that the Heinz Street crossing will now be upgraded by the end of this year, six months sooner than originally planned. The Andrews Labor Government […]

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Upgrades To Public Transport Across Regional Victoria

More than $22 million in train station, bus and other public transport infrastructure upgrades across regional Victoria have been released to market. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today released the tender for the Andrews Labor Government’s Road and Rail Minor Works Program. The Program will deliver new car parks, more comfortable waiting areas, and […]

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Safer, Cheaper And More Responsive Services One Step Closer

Ground-breaking reforms to regulate rideshare, boost competition and improve services are one step closer with the Andrews Labor Government’s taxi hire car reform Bill passing the Lower House of the Victorian Parliament. The Bill passed unamended, despite Liberal attempts to remove financial support for the existing taxi industry. The Labor Government also rejected Liberal amendments […]

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Getting More Women Into Our Booming Transport Sector

An ambitious new plan has been launched to attract more women to Victoria’s booming transport sector. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Roads and Ports Luke Donnellan today launched the Women in Transport program. The Program will fund scholarships for women to study transport-related degrees, and provide a range of apprenticeships, traineeships […]

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Better Access To Work And Education On The Bendigo Line

The Andrews Labor Government will partner with local councils and Regional Development Australia to investigate how to improve access to work and education along the Bendigo line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that the Labor Government will contribute $35,000 towards a study investigating how to use local transport to improve access to […]

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Better Access To Local Transport And Health Services

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $125,000 towards an innovative community transport service that will improve access  to health care in the Wimmera region. Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford announced the funding today, which will help the Centre for Participation deliver pilot service where volunteers drive local residents to and from medical appointments. Under […]

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