Topic: Transport

Port Rail Shuttle To Ease Congestion And Boost Productivity

The Australian and Victorian Governments are investing in projects to take trucks off local roads and connect the Port of Melbourne to major freight hubs using the existing rail network. Expressions of interest will soon to be sought to deliver a series of rail freight ‘shuttle’ initiatives on the existing rail network by connecting the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Seventh Heaven For The World’s Most Liveable City

Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City for an incredible seventh-straight year. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Index ranks 140 of the world’s best cities and once again, Melbourne has come out on top – securing perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure. Melbourne pipped Vienna for the top ranking, and finished well […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Remember – Play It Safe Around Our Railways

With more train services than ever before, and biggest pipeline of major projects in the state’s history – it’s never been more important to be safe around our rail network. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined the CEO of Public Transport Victoria and Inspector John Felton from Victoria Police at Southern Cross Station today […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Getting On With The West Gate Tunnel – Public Hearings Begin

A comprehensive, independent inquiry into the West Gate Tunnel gets underway today, giving community a chance to have their say on the congestion busting project. The West Gate Tunnel Inquiry and Advisory Committee will spend the next six weeks hearing submissions from experts, engineers, councils, community groups, kindergartens, sporting clubs and local residents, looking at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Victoria Leading The Way On Automated Vehicles

An automated vehicle trial is underway on the Monash-CityLink-Tullamarine corridor to help Victoria prepare for the future of driverless vehicles. The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with VicRoads, RACV and Transurban, to trial connected and automated vehicles from manufacturers BMW, Mercedes, Tesla and Volvo. The study will look at how to prepare road infrastructure, regulations […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Better Services, Cheaper Fares And A Stronger Industry

The Andrews Labor Government’s comprehensive reforms to taxi and hire car services have passed parliament, paving the way for better services, cheaper fares and more choice for Victorian passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the passage of the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill, which will replace Victoria’s complex licencing regime with a single […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

V/Line Back On Track After Liberal And National Neglect

A report tabled by the Victorian Auditor General today shows the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment has got V/Line back on track after years of cuts and neglect from the former Liberal and National Government. The former Coalition Government slashed $120 million out of V/Line, hurting services and ultimately passengers. These cuts would have seen […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Road Upgrades To Cut Costs For South West Dairy Farmers

Local Roads to Market projects across the state’s south-west are upgrading intersections, strengthening pavements and widening and re-aligning the roads our dairy industry relies on. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $480,000 toward the cost of upgrading 18 intersections in the Glenelg Shire, paving the way for more efficient dairy pickups. The local dairy industry […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Victoria Region

Skills, Jobs And A Future In Victoria’s Booming Rail Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is giving young people and those reskilling from other sectors experience and opportunities in Victoria’s booming rail industry. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today to meet the first intake of signalling cadets at the Newport Rail Academy. The nine cadets will get vital, on-the-job training while […]

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Next Steps Underway In Box Hill Interchange Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a committee of passionate local representatives to deliver a redevelopment plan for Box Hill station and bus interchange. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced the Box Hill Transit Interchange Steering Committee today, which will work towards a business case for the redevelopment. The committee will build on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport