MEDIA RELEASE - Friends of the Earth Welcomes $2.2B Suburban Rail Loop investment

Win for transport: $2.2B to get rolling on the Suburban Rail Loop

MEDIA RELEASE - 16 November 2020

Friends of the Earth welcomes Andrews govt investment to get rolling on the Suburban Rail Loop

Friends of the Earth Melbourne welcomes today’s announcement by the Andrews government that it will invest $2.2 billion to begin Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop.

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Transport to tackle our climate challenge: online forum

Join us for an online forum to hear from Bendigo locals about transport issues and solutions in the face of climate change and COVID-normal.

Transport is the second-largest and fastest-growing contributor to emissions in Victoria, and Bendigo is already experiencing the consequences of climate change such as bushfires, heatwaves, and droughts.
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Media release: Walk 2 #BuildMM2

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Media Release 19th Oct 2020

Walk to Build #MM2: The Melbourne Metro 2 Rail line will be imperative to build back a more resilient Melbourne.

 

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Walk 2 #BuildMM2

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Join a decentralised, personalised, Covid-safe community walk 19-25 October in support of the Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2) rail line proposal to increase sustainable public transport as part of Melbourne’s clean recovery.

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Planning for Safe and Inclusive Public Transport

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This blog mentions violence and death.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers should be aware that this article contains the name of a deceased person.
 

Public transport is contested; to reap the benefits of post-COVID infrastructure investment, we must acknowledge this.

With Victoria irrevocably changed due to COVID-19, it is fair to say that the events of 2020 have laid bare the deep-rooted socioeconomic inequities which underpin our society, and our struggles to overcome them.

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Infrastructure Vic's ticket reform misses the mark

As we grapple with what a post pandemic public transport system might look like, it is essential we find ways to increase physical space on our trams, trains and buses. We welcome the fact that the government, employees and unions have worked hard to make our PT Covid-19 safe.

Infrastructure Victoria’s (IV) ticket reform proposal Fair Move: Better Public Transport Fares for Melbourne attempts to evenly distribute commuters across our train, tram and bus network, but misses the mark when it comes to priorities of improving our transport network. 

Illustrative per trip prices from the fare reform scenario
(Source: Infrastructure Victoria)

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Online Panel How The North East Link Toll Road Will Affect You

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Join us for a forum with experts, community members and local activists to find out how the North East Link will affect you. 

 

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Resources: How to speak with your MP

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How to speak to decision makers about sustainable and accessible transport issues facing Victoria:


Use these resources to effectively engage your MP in transport issues that affect you.

We're fighting for a liveable, fairer and more connected city. We want to see more investment in public transport like Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2), no new major roads, and better infrastructure for active travel.

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July Newsletter

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Despite months of lockdown and a surge of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, it's been heartening to see our campaigns continue to gain traction.

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The Future of Public Transport in Victoria - Online Forum

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Join us for an online forum with community leaders, transport specialists and a representative from our Sustainable Cities campaign to discuss the future of Public Transport in Victoria post Covid-19, and the benefits of Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2).

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