Category: Minister for Public Transport

Cheaper, Safer Services For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce the second tranche of legislation to pave the way for better services, cheaper fares and more choice for Victorian passengers. The Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Amendment (Further Reforms) Bill 2017 replaces Victoria’s complex licencing regime with a simple, low-cost registration system that will provide a level playing field […]

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Kicking Goals: Free Trams And More Trains To The AFL Grand Final

    The Andrews Labor Government is putting on more train and tram services than ever during Grand Final week to help footy fans celebrate and get to the Grand Final week events in Melbourne. The Free Tram Zone will again be extended to the MCG and additional train and tram services will also operate […]

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State-Wide Boost For Regional Transport Facilities

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for regional passengers to get around by delivering bus and station improvements state-wide. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that Ace Infrastructure and Keystone Civil will deliver the upgrades through the Labor Government’s $22.5 million Road and Rail Minor Works Program. Over 900 formal car […]

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School Holiday Construction Blitz

Drivers and public transport passengers are being urged to plan ahead these school holidays, with work ramping up on major transport projects across Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government will use the quieter school holiday period for another construction blitz on the Metro Tunnel, CityLink-Tulla Widening, the Monash Freeway upgrade and level crossing removals. As part […]

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Making Public Transport More Accessible

The Andrews Labor Government is making public transport more accessible to all Victorians with the extension of the Public Transport Access Committee (PTAC) by a further 2 years. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the committee will continue to provide valuable advice on major transport infrastructure projects including the removal of dangerous and […]

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Putting People First: A Better Deal For Passengers

The Andrews Labor Government is putting passengers first with new contracts to operate Melbourne’s trains and trams that will mandate higher performance targets and enforce tougher penalties if these targets are not met. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Keolis Downer (KDR) will operate Melbourne’s train and tram […]

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Expert Panel Recommends More Open Space

An expert panel headed by Botanic Gardens chief Tim Entwisle has released proposals for the 11 MCGs of open space that will be created by the Andrews Labor Government’s Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project. The $1.6 billion project will elevate sections of the Cranbourne-Pakenham line, removing nine of Victoria’s worst level crossings forever. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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