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. […]

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 […]

Acland St upgrade: Last week’s council meeting and some thoughts

The proposal to rebuild the tram terminus continues along with a Port Phillip council meeting held last week to hear from the community. It was on the same night as the Maribyrnong Council meeting which descended into violence over parking metres in the Yarraville shopping area. It is to the credit of the St Kilda community that […]

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