Communities for Public Transport, a community focused transport lobby group, will be unveiled at the Sustainable Living Festival on Sunday the 17th of February at 10am.
“Communities for Public Transport marks a new direction for public transport advocacy. The group will work within local communities to ensure that local residents are empowered to advocate for public transport improvements” said Mr. Makin.
Communities for Public Transport has held a series of successful public meetings in Melbourne’s suburbs, with further meetings being planned for 2008. Alex Makin, a former Vice-President of the Public Transport Users Association, formed Communities for Public Transport when he realised that local community input was being ignored.
“Local communities are best placed to advocate for the improvements that affect them. Local residents know firsthand the pain experienced by overcrowded trains, infrequent buses and slow trams. With rising petrol prices and increasing financial pressure now is the time for local communities to become involved in public transport advocacy. This presentation at the Sustainable Living Festival will provide advice on advocacy to empower our local communities”, concluded Mr. Makin.
Details: 10am Sunday 17th of February, at the Design Tent Federation Square
About Communities for Public Transport:
Communities for Public Transport was founded in mid 2007 to empower local communities and provide advice in regard to public transport advocacy. The group works with local residents and community groups to assist in securing public transport improvements.
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