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Trackless Trams – pros and cons

Federal Labor is getting behind a “Trackless Tram” idea for a route from Caulfield via Chadstone and Monash Uni to Rowville, pledging $6 million for a business case if they win power next year. The proposal is to run from Caulfield via Dandenong Road past Chadstone, then Ferntree Gully Road, Blackburn Road past Monash University,  ... [More]

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Beg buttons for motorists

This is real priority for pedestrians

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PT fare revenue has plummeted

The pandemic has resulted in millions of people staying home, with overall travel demand dropping significantly. This is clearly shown in the annual public transport patronage figures from the State Budget Papers released in May. Now we have a new piece of info: annual fare revenue – from the Department of Transport annual reports, the  ... [More]

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Comeng trains starting to be scrapped

Decommissioned Comeng trains at Tottenham are a sorry sight.

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Slowing down roads to improve safety

City of Glen Eira is proposing to reduce the speed limit on more roads. They’ve already dropped it from 60 to 50 on several main roads, including Brewer, Tucker, Mackie, Koornang, Inkerman, Kangaroo, Alma and Gardenvale Roads. Now they’re proposing to add Orrong, Kooyong, Bambra, Kambrook, Booran, Neerim and Poath Roads. The key point is  ... [More]

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Magic moment

This was a truly magic moment during a walk on Sunday. What starts as a slow tram death march takes an unexpected twist. This is nothing without the audio, so make sure you have your sound turned on. Not the best moment for public transport, but truly a great one for active transport.

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Moonee Ponds high-rise

For urban renewal on this scale to work, public transport services need to be a lot better.

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New signage, and other bus news

It’s only a little thing, but this has been spotted: the new design for bus stop signs. This seems to be a minor revision of signs first seen in 2018 – the PTV logo is back! Further down the pole, the timetable case and the information with the stop ID (including in Braille) remain –  ... [More]

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Marchetti’s constant

The concept of a Travel Time Budget, also known as Marchetti’s constant, was mentioned in conversation last week, and it got me thinking. Marchetti posits that although forms of urban planning and transport may change, and although some live in villages and others in cities, people gradually adjust their lives to their conditions (including location  ... [More]

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PT cuts after 1am during curfew

Night Network cuts, the appalling comms, and the impact