Victory! Entire 703 bus route now runs on Sundays

In Melbourne, there’s a bus route: the 703 bus, which is a special route. But there was something seriously wrong with that route. The section west of Bentleigh Station, until now, did not run on Sundays. So for the better part of a decade, I have advocated for this bus route to be improved. More recently, I […]

It’s happening! Andrews Government finally builds Southland Station

Personally I remember a time when I’d check MySpace on my Razr V6 flip phone at Cheltenham Station while waiting for the bus to Southland, having only just passed by Southland on the train a few minutes earlier. A few years later, the Baillieu Government promised to build Southland Station in that term, but it didn’t happen. […]

What sovereign risk? East West Link companies bid for Melbourne Metro construction

Those who followed the happenings with the East West Link tollway in Victoria would remember the overblown “sovereign risk” scaremongering from the conservative side of politics. Yesterday’s announcement of the consortia bidding to build the Melbourne Metro tunnel further shows how that had turned out to not be a thing: Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport […]

Bentleigh’s buses might actually get fixed for real

Nick Staikos, the Labor Member for Bentleigh, is holding a forum about the area’s buses at the Bentleigh Bayside Community Health Centre. For years now, I’ve been saying that we need better buses in Victoria, and Australia more broadly. To that end, I’ve been advocating to Nick Staikos (and to a lesser extent, Philip Dalidakis) […]

Improving Bentleigh’s buses: some steps forward

I’ve often said that we need better buses in Melbourne. I was critical of the Napthine Government for how little they did in the area. Right before the election, the local Liberal MP from the area caught the bus along Centre Rd. That said, the Liberals had no interest in improving that bus route, and in the […]

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