Public Transport in Victoria: Thinking outside the lines

Public Transport in Victoria: Thinking outside the lines

May 27

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Keynote address - Jim Betts, Secretary, Department of Transport
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 Public event
 Hilton on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, VIC

 Transport/Urban planning
 Lunch (11.45am to 2.00pm)



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Public transport was a key policy platform for the new Victorian Government in the last election. A reliable, safe and efficient public transport system is an important building block for Victoria's continued economic growth, environmental health and social well-being.

At this CEDA event, our expert panellists, including Victorian Transport Secretary, Jim Betts, will take the opportunity to provide strong analysis and commentary into their vision for the future direction of public transport in the State. 'Thinking outside the lines' will help to drive the discussion around ideas for the future of public transport, be it through utilising new technologies, benchmarking against international best practice, infrastructure investments or the trial of new transport mediums. 

CEDA's public transport forum provides the opportunity to hear insights from government, business and academic thought leaders about their vision for the future of public transport in Victoria, as we head towards the goal of providing Victorians with a safe, inclusive, effective and efficient transport system.


Keynote speaker
Jim Betts

Secretary, Department of Transport

Jim Betts took up his current position in May 2008. Previously, he had served as Director of Public Transport overseeing train, tram, bus and taxi operations throughout Victoria. He has extensive experience in commercial and policy development, particularly in public transport, with both the Victorian and UK governments.

Bruce Johnson

Principal, Planning Group, ARUP

Bruce Johnson has 27 years of experience in the transport planning and infrastructure sector throughout Australia and internationally. He is a strategic transport planner, experienced in the planning and operations of transport infrastructure across many modes, with expertise in strategic network planning, demand assessment, network modelling and feasibility assessment for roads and public transport projects.

Professor Graham Currie

Chair of Public Transport, Institute of Transport Studies
Monash University

Professor Currie holds Australia's first professorship in public transport, based at the Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, where he researches and provides training in public transport planning. He has 30 years experience as a transit planner, and has led numerous research projects in public transport in all states and territories of Australia as well as assignments in Europe, Asia and North America. He is a member of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Academic Network and the Victorian Roads Based Public Transport Advisory Council.




Registration fees (including GST)


CEDA Members and Guests

$154 per person
$1463 table x 10 seats

Non Members

$264 per person

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