Public Transport Research and Advocacy Project, pt4me2

In early 2007 Cr. Janet Rice, as Chair of the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF), invited all metropolitan councils to participate in a research and advocacy project aimed to promote public transport throughout the metropolitan area.

The project has carried out the following:

  • commissioned research into the relationship between transport and greenhouse gas emissions inAustraliaand means of abatement
  • established a website comprises the electronic tools of the communication element of the project, complete with blog, my space, you tube, website and email list.
  • publicised the project by taking a stall at the Sustainable Living Festival at which it received a good public response.
  • initiated a series of corridor-based campaigns for Doncaster Rail, PT in the West and Rowville Rail. These were carried out in conjunction with the relevant councils and community interest groups
  • developed a Melbourne Transport Plan based on a synthesis of the project's material and supporting the case for greater investment in public transport by the Victorian Government

Final report November 2008

Project report issued to participating councils November 2008

Transport and greenhouse literature review 2007

The first step of the project was to carry out a literature review of research into the relationship between greenhouse gases and transp...
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