Major Step Toward A More Coordinated Transport System
The Andrews Labor Government has introduced legislation to establish Transport for Victoria (TfV) – a new overarching transport agency to coordinate Victoria’s road and public transport system and plan for its future.
Like Transport for London and other transport agencies around the world, TfV will bring together the planning, management and coordination of Victoria’s transport system, including VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria.
To support the number of people using our road and public transport systems, the Labor Government is delivering the biggest pipeline of major transport projects in Victoria’s history, including the Metro Tunnel, Western Distributor, 50 level crossing removals and many others.
TfV will coordinate services while this unprecedented infrastructure program is delivered, and provide a single source of information for transport users to make it easier for people to plan their journey.
The legislation also transfers V/Line’s operations – currently controlled by a proprietary limited company – to V/Line Corporation.
Passengers will not notice any change as a result of this transfer, but it will allow V/Line Pty Ltd to be wound up, and ensures the ongoing public ownership of V/Line.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“This is the first step towards a simpler, more coordinated transport system for Victoria, where our road and public transport networks work together to get people home safer and sooner.”
“A single transport agency will be vital as Victoria grows and we deliver the biggest transport overhaul in Victoria’s history – removing 50 level crossings, delivering the Western Distributor and building the Metro Tunnel.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan
“The number of people using our road and public transport networks is growing every year. Transport for Victoria will help us manage this growth by better coordinating all aspects of our transport system.”
“It will provide a single source of information for motorists and passengers, and help keep Melbourne moving while we deliver the major road and public transport projects Victoria needs.”