Sydney Metropolitan Area Only Needs 1 Heavy Rail Network

Sydney Metropolitan Area Only Needs 1 Heavy Rail Network

18 January 2020

Sydney Has 2 Competing Rail Bureaucracies Victor P Taffa On 18 January 1977, the 6.09 am train from Mount Victoria never made it to Sydney Central Railway Station. At 8.12 am the train jumped the tracks and careered into the stanchions of the Bold Street road overpass. 84 people were killed and more than 210 […]

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Traffic Flowing Again On Kings Highway

Traffic Flowing Again On Kings Highway

17 January 2020

New South Wales Member for Bega Andrew Constance Kings Highway Reopens To Traffic Victor P Taffa Kings Highway has re-opened to traffic, after crews worked around the clock to repair damage caused by devastating bushfires. Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Transport for New South Wales crews had been working hard to […]

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Safe Seats And Safer Kids Program Launched By Minister

Safe Seats And Safer Kids Program Launched By Minister

16 January 2020

Victoria Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos Free Statewide Car Seat Fittings & Safety Checks Kick Off Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is delivering on its commitment to provide Victorian families with free, expert child car seat fittings and safety checks to keep their little passengers safe. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos visited the Span Community […]

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New Midland Railway Station To Have 3 Platforms

New Midland Railway Station To Have 3 Platforms

15 January 2020

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Site Chosen For METRONET’s Midland Railway Station Relocation Victor P Taffa New Midland Railway Station to be built between Helena and Cale streets Railway Station to be better integrated with Midland’s growing commercial centre Business case now complete McGowan Government election commitment being delivered for Midland McGowan Government […]

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Minister Welcomes Cruise Liner Vasco Da Gama To Fremantle For First Time

Minister Welcomes Cruise Liner Vasco Da Gama To Fremantle For First Time

13 January 2020

Western Australia Minister for Ports Alannah MacTiernan New Addition To Fremantle Cruise Season Victor P Taffa Premium cruise liner Vasco da Gama arrives in Fremantle for the first time Vasco da Gama to home-port in Fremantle this summer and next McGowan Government’s commitment to boosting cruise ship tourism driving jobs across Western Australia McGowan Government’s […]

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Road Safety Grants For St. George Community

Road Safety Grants For St. George Community

11 January 2020

New South Wales Member for Oatley Mark Coure St. George Community To Benefit From Road Safety Grants Victor P Taffa Advance Diversity Services and Jubilee Community Services have been chosen as recipients in the latest round of the New South Wales Government’s Community Road Safety Grant Program. Member for Oatley Mark Coure, said the Program […]

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Dunkeld-Cavendish Road Upgrade To Get Underway

Dunkeld-Cavendish Road Upgrade To Get Underway

11 January 2020

Victoria Acting Minister for Roads Jacinta Allan Boosting Safety On Dunkeld-Cavendish Road Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is boosting safety at a notorious narrow road in Victoria’s south-west with a major upgrade to deliver a better journey for drivers on Dunkeld-Cavendish Road. Acting Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jacinta Allan today announced […]

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Ballarat-Maryborough Road Upgrade Gets Underway

Ballarat-Maryborough Road Upgrade Gets Underway

11 January 2020

Victoria Acting Minister for Roads Jacinta Allan Ballarat-Maryborough Road Upgrades Underway Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is getting on with rebuilding works on Ballarat-Maryborough Road to deliver a smoother and more reliable journey for thousands of drivers each day. Acting Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jacinta Allan said the 1.5-km section of […]

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Overland Train Stays On Track In Year 2020

Overland Train Stays On Track In Year 2020

09 January 2020

JBRE Publicity & Events Manager Caitlin Jones Overland Train Lives On Victor P Taffa Great Southern Rail has sent Editor Victor P Taffa the following message regarding his email to run the Overland Train as a V/Line Velocity Train. Since 19 January 1887 the Overland Train has operated between Melbourne and Adelaide. Great Southern Rail […]

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Construction To Double In Year 2020 On Cross River Rail Project

Construction To Double In Year 2020 On Cross River Rail Project

09 January 2020

Queensland Minister for Cross River Rail Kate Jones Cross River Rail Construction To Double In Year 2020 Victor P Taffa Minister for Cross River Rail Kate Jones today announced construction on Cross River Rail would more than double in 2020. Minister Jones said 7 sites were currently active and in 2020, up to 11 new […]

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19% Of Holders Take Up Digital Driver Licences

19% Of Holders Take Up Digital Driver Licences

05 January 2020

New South Wales Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello Digital Driver’s Licence Goes Gangbusters Victor P Taffa More than 1 Million New South Wales motorists have downloaded the Digital Driver Licence (DDL) since it was officially launched on 3 November, accounting for almost 19 % of all licence holders. Starting with Australia Post over-the-counter parcel […]

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Victoria’s Year 2019 Road Toll Is Worst In 3 Years

Victoria’s Year 2019 Road Toll Is Worst In 3 Years

05 January 2020

Victoria Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford Too Many Lives Lost On Our Roads In 2019 Victor P Taffa Victoria’s year 2019 road toll is the worst in 3 years. Andrews Government is joining forces with Victoria Police and the Transport Accident Commission to work hard to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Minister for Roads, Road […]

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Queensland Records Lowest Number Of Fatalities Since 1952

Queensland Records Lowest Number Of Fatalities Since 1952

04 January 2020

Queensland Minister for Police Mark Ryan Queensland Acting Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Ryan No Time For Complacency As Queensland Records Its Lowest Road Fatalities Victor P Taffa Queensland has recorded its lowest number of fatalities on its roads in more than 6 decades. Preliminary figures show there were 28 fewer deaths in […]

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Nicholson Street Route 96 To Receive 6 New Accessible Tram Stops

Nicholson Street Route 96 To Receive 6 New Accessible Tram Stops

03 January 2020

Victoria Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan Summer Transport Construction Blitz Begins Victor P Taffa   Victoria’s Big Build will ramp up again this summer with significant work starting today on the Metro Tunnel at South Yarra, major road projects in Melbourne’s west and tram stop upgrades along Nicholson Street. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta […]

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Year 2019 Road Crash Statistics Announced By Minister

Year 2019 Road Crash Statistics Announced By Minister

02 January 2020

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson Year 2019 Road Crash Statistics Victor P Taffa Last year there were 32 people killed on Tasmania’s roads, slightly down from 33 in 2018, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said. Fortunately, there have been no fatalities recorded on Tasmania’s roads over the Christmas/New year period […]

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Free Transperth Travel After Midnight New Year’s Eve For All

Free Transperth Travel After Midnight New Year’s Eve For All

30 December 2019

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Western Australia Minister for Police Michelle Roberts Free Transperth Travel After Midnight On New Year’s Eve Victor P Taffa Transperth travel to be free after midnight on 31 December About 290 transit officers will be out on the network More than 200 extra bus, train and ferry services […]

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Construction On New $7 Million Moonie River Bridge Gets Underway

Construction On New $7 Million Moonie River Bridge Gets Underway

29 December 2019

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Motorists Over The Moonie River With New Bridge Victor P Taffa It’s out with the Old Bullamon, and in with the new $7 Million Moonie River bridge near Thallon. First pile is now in place for the Palaszczuk Government’s project which will see the single-lane Old […]

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Boating Fatalities For 2019 Up On 2018

Boating Fatalities For 2019 Up On 2018

29 December 2019

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Stay Safe On The Water Victor P Taffa Boaties are being urged to put safety at the bow ahead of a busy New Year on the water. Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said there had already been a spike in maritime fatalities for […]

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Tram Safety Message Being Rolled Out

Tram Safety Message Being Rolled Out

28 December 2019

Australian Capital Territory Minister for Transport Chris Steel Student’s Design Of New Light Rail Signage Rolled Out Victor P Taffa Artwork by a Gungahlin College student has been wrapped around a light rail vehicle, promoting safety on the light rail corridor. “We all need to pay attention and stay alert at all times when walking, […]

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Significant Progress To Be Made On West Gate Tunnel Project

Significant Progress To Be Made On West Gate Tunnel Project

27 December 2019

Victoria Acting Premier Jacinta Allan Victoria’s Big Build To Ramp Up In The West Over Summer Victor P Taffa Major works will ramp up on some of Melbourne’s most important roads over the next two months as construction intensifies on transport projects that will transform the way people travel around Melbourne’s west. “This summer, crews […]

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