Victoria to create transport umbrella agency


Transport for Victoria to act as coordinating body for networks including freight

Victoria to create transport umbrella agency
Luke Donnellan has underlined the need for a single agency to oversee developments.

 

Victoria will form an over-arching central transport agency with a view to taking a holistic approach to coordination and planning.

Announced by roads minister Luke Donnellan and public transport minister Jacinta Allen, Transport for Victoria (TFV) will be another in a string of mostly major-city focused efforts worldwide to gain a stronger hold on operations and planning to avoid unintended consequences from policy decisions.

"We need to stop thinking in terms of a road network and a train network and a tram network – we have a transport network, and we need a single transport agency to oversee it," roads minister Luke Donnellan says of the move aimed to bring VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) amongst others closer together.

"As we grow into the biggest state in Australia, we need to have a smarter, more integrated transport system, where roads, public transport and freight work together to get people and goods where they need to go."

Transport for Victoria is to be up and running at the end of the year following consultation with key stakeholders and the introduction of related legislation.

It also aims to provide a single source for information about our road, train, tram, bus, taxi and freight networks and comes at a busy time for infrastructure development in the state over several years to come.

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