The Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) is an advocacy group comprising members from Melbourne metropolitan local government, associate members representing transport companies, and participants from the State Government and environment groups.

The MTF endeavours to promote effective, efficient and equitable transport in metropolitan Melbourne by providing a forum for debate, research and policy development, and by disseminating information to improve transport choices.

The MTF holds a regular monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month which includes a presentation on a transport topic of interest and relevance to local governments.

The topic for August was Car Share.  Kate Trumbull, Car Next Door, and Malcolm Noyle, Car2Go, gave presentations, and a council perspective provided by City of Moreland. See agenda.

The topic for September was Walking as Transport, featuring Dr Ben Rossiter, Victoria Walks, followed by Damon Rao, City of Melbourne, who spoke on the Council's Walking Plan.  The AGM preceded the September meeting, see AGM documents for the agenda, minutes (2013), draft minutes (2014), annual report, financial statements and motions.

Coming meeting topics

  1. October, update on Doncaster Rail and Rowville Rail provided by Cities of Manningham and Knox
  2. November, tunnelling expert Geoff Brewster on facts and issues to do with tunnelling under Melbourne
  3. December, summary of transport forums, also post-election discussion
The presentation on Regional Rail, originally scheduled for October, has been postponed to early 2015.  Yarra Trams are also presenting in April 2015.

Pre-election transport advocacy

MTF Leader newspaper transport forums

The MTF and Leader Newspapers have organised a series of town hall style forums about transport. The forums are an opportunity for the public to meet candidates face-to-face and ask questions about transport issues.

Visit the forum website for full details and to RSVP www.transportforum.org.au

Banyule - Tuesday 12 August 
Port Phillip - Wednesday 13 August
Melbourne Town Hall - Thursday 14 August
Whitehorse - Monday 25 August
Stonnington - Tuesday 26 August  
Moonee Valley - Thursday 28 August 
Yarra - Monday 8 Septemnber
Darebin - Tuesday 9 September 
Glen Eira - Wednesday 10 September 
Frankston - Thursday 11 September 
Whittlesea - Sunday 28 September NEW DATE
Moreland - Monday 29 September
Western suburbs summit - Wednesday 1 October
Melbourne - Thursday 2 October 
Monash - Wednesday 8 October                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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