Conference: The Future of Melbourne’s Public Transport

Transportation is related to anyone of us. Unless you work at home, you either contribute negatively: driving your own car to work all by yourself; or contribute positive: walk and catch any public transport.

You have probably heard us grumble about the broken train system and zillion tram broke downs. If you hate Connex or whichever contractor to death, now here’s a chance for you to speak-up about it (and to be heard!):

Our rail system is in crisis; public transport is required to lift its game to meet the targets set in Melbourne 2030; the franchise agreements on which our current privatised system is based expire by the end of next year.

This half-day conference gathers leading thinkers to address the strengths and weaknesses of the current paradigm for planning Melbourne’s public transport.

Date: Tuesday 20th February
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: Theatre B, Old Arts Building
University of Melbourne
(Melways Map 571, G7)

Speakers: Gordon Price (Vancouver), Mr Dennis Cliche, CEO Yarra Trams, Warren Maloney, Dr. Paul Mees, Cr. Janet Rice, Assoc. Prof. Michael Buxton.

For more information about the program see the conference flyer (pdf 191kb). There is no cost to attend the conference, however registrations are essential as places are limited. See the conference flyer for registration details.

Now I’d really love to go however it clashed with the orientation programme I volunteered for! :-(

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