MEDIA RELEASE, 14 April 2010
Darebin Councillor, Cr Nick Katsis, encourages residents to use the pt4me2 public transport poll to have their say about public transport before 30 April 2010.
The pt4me2 poll is a project of the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF), which represents 18 Melbourne councils on transport issues.
Cr Katsis said Council looks forward to receiving feedback from MTF on all public transport issues that are of concern to residents.
“Safe, reliable and accessible public transport is becoming more and more necessary due to issues such as population growth, climate change and peak oil adaptation,” said Cr Katsis.
“With the state election coming up in November now is a crucial time to raise public transport issues.”
“Current works are taking place to improve various areas of public transport in the municipality but in looking toward the future the community needs to respond on where further improvements are needed,” he said.
“In particular we’re interested to receive feedback from MTF on the community’s thoughts on the current public transport services provided by Tram Routes 86 and 112, the Epping rail line, bus services throughout Darebin and intersections such as Reservoir Junction.”
The MTF will be collating the survey results and presenting them to all the major parties before the state election.
For more information and to complete the poll, visit pt4me2 by 30 April 2010.
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