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Media Release: Launch of Communities for Public Transport

By February 6, 2008No Comments

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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Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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