Founded in 1976, the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) is the recognised consumer organisation representing passengers of public transport. The PTUA is a non-profit, voluntary organisation with no political affiliation, which lobbies governments and public transport authorities in the interest of all users of public transport.
I became actively involved in the PTUA in late 2004, when I founded the Outer East Branch to provide a local and vocal presence on public transport advocacy for outer eastern residents. Since this time I initiated a branch for Melbourne’s South East and was recently appointed Vice-President of the association in 2006.
The main PTUA committee meets on a monthly basis to provide an update on activities and strategies to advocate for public transport improvements.