Friday, June 5, 2009

The role of buses in the future of Melbourne

Chris Loader
Bus Association of Victoria

  • mode shift is happening
  • buses are growing by 14%
  • car traffic is stagnating
  • 80% of Melburnians only have access to buses
  • most vulnerable Melburnians have the least service
  • SMARTBUS is being successful in increasing patronage with 15 minute frequencies. Patronage has doubled
  • has significant congestion benefits
  • growth in full fare patrons
  • one bus costs about $400,000 to get into service

To read one of Chris's presentations go to Bus Association of Victoria at


6 May 2009

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