After a lengthy hiatus of investment into public transport in Victoria, we are now seeing momentum build in improving network infrastructure.
The Victorian budget for 2018-19 includes $1.96 billion to continue the biggest public transport overhaul in our state’s history. This includes building the Metro Tunnel, purchase of additional train stock, extensions of existing lines, extra car parking spaces at metro stations and improvement to metro bus services, along with other projects.
With our metro population exceeding 5 million and the growing urban sprawl, this investment into our public transport network is critical. Despite these developments our urban planners are still plagued by the challenge of moving people between transport hubs and their final destination – commonly known as the first and last mile problem.
What’s the solution? Autonomous buses, e-scooters or the humble old bike? Or is UberAir the future of urban mobility?
In this event, our panel will be sharing their insights on how we can address the problem of the last mile in transport, including:
The latest in last mile transport technologies & solutions currently in development
Developing sustainable, smart solutions that don’t impact the amenity of our city
Exploring the infrastructure and regulatory changes needed to support the development of these solutions
How we can avoid the O-Bike scenario being repeated
Event partner - ARUP
Professor Graham Currie - Director of Monash Infrastructure, Chair of Public Transport, Professor in Transport Engineering
Graham is a renowned international public transport research leader and policy advisor with more than 30 years' experience. He's founder and director of the Public Transport Research Group at Monash, and is one of the world's first professors in public transport. He aims to develop knowledge and training for the PT profession on a national and international basis.
Graham has a unique range of experience in relation to the development of Public Transport strategies for Special Events. He developed the public transport plan for the successful 1996 Australian Grand Prix, led independent reviews of both the Atlanta and Sydney summer Olympic Games transport systems and was an advisor to both the Athens Olympic Committee and the London Olympic delivery Authority for the design of transport services for the 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games.
Since he commenced the chair in 2003, Graham has published more papers in leading academic research journals on public transport planning than any other author.
In 2017 he was made a fellow of Academy of Technology Science and Engineering (ATSE).
Other panelists TBA
Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report.