Coordinating public transport

This audit assessed Public Transport Victoria (PTV)’s progress and effectiveness in coordinating public transport services. It examined whether institutional arrangements support effective strategic planning for and governance of coordination initiatives, and whether key strategies and initiatives for managing coordination have been effective. Public transport services are poorly coordinated. Progress on improving public transport coordination has been slow, despite related initiatives featuring prominently in statewide strategic land use and transport plans over the past decade. Over this time, public transport has been managed as a collection of separate modes rather than as an integrated system because institutional deficiencies have not supported effective planning for, and governance of, coordination initiatives. Consequently, these past approaches have not given sufficient attention to driving improvements in coordination - many bus services remain indirect, are infrequent and have long wait times for connecting train services. PTV’s establishment and explicit focus on improving public transport services and coordination is a key development. By shifting its focus from modal to network planning, PTV has improved its understanding of the challenges and actions needed to improve coordination. PTV’s draft coordination framework is a good basis for public transport planning and action. However, there is more to do to achieve adequate coordination within and between different modes


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 62p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 344, Session 2010&nd

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01537371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781922044921
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2014 9:50AM