Would you like to see improvements to public transport on the Mornington Peninsula?
Public Transport on the Mornington Peninsula is suffering greatly from a prolonged legacy of under-investment. Public transport issues faced on the Mornington Peninsula include:
- The Mornington Peninsula has the second lowest provision of public transport per person in metropolitan Melbourne.
- Two out of three of the peninsula’s Major Activity Centres are not serviced by train and rely on bus services – the only metropolitan municipality in the state with this situation.
- 7.6 million visitors annually and only 18% of the Peninsula services by public transport.
- The Route 788 bus carries over half a million passengers annually with current frequencies from 45 minutes to 100 minutes.
- More than 50,000 residents over the age of 60, many facing challenges with social isolation.”
With public transport across Victoria being controlled and managed by the state government, Mornington Peninsula Shire continues to push for improved public transport for its residents, businesses and visitors.
The Shire, alongside its community, needs to voice current challenges being experienced by public transport users to the state government and encourage them to take action
How you can help
To assist us in pursuing public transport improvements across the Peninsula, we are asking the community to write to the Minister for Public Transport about the times you have been impacted by public transport on the Peninsula.
The Hon. Jacinta Allan, Minister for Transport, Level 20, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
The following questions may help you in writing your own letter to the Minister, there is also further information in the sections below.
- What the proposed route 788 improvements would mean to you?
- Would you be more likely to use the 788 if it was more frequent with some express services?
- Have you ever been left behind by the 788?
- What other bus network upgrades would you like to see on the Peninsula?
Email the Minister