Transport for Victoria is coordinating Victoria's growing transport system and planning for its future.
The way we plan and deliver transport in Victoria has changed.
We're putting people – whether they travel by train, drive, cycle, walk or move freight – at the centre of everything we do.
As the high-level planner, developer and manager of Victoria’s transport system, Transport for Victoria is looking beyond individual modes and projects to develop transport as one. We bring together agencies from ports to public transport operators.
Our job is to integrate the transport network for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.
The creation of Transport for Victoria realises the aim of the Transport Integration Act, ensuring transport agencies work together towards the common goal of an integrated and sustainable transport system.
Transport for Victoria is focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.
Victoria is growing and changing at a fast pace
Victoria is facing a period of intense growth and change - with the state's population forecast to reach 10 million by 2050.
Growth is driving the government’s record $38-billion investment in strategic transport infrastructure to expand and modernise the network.
There is also a further $10 billion of upgrades and improvements across road, rail and port.
Major projects like Melbourne Metro, removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings, the West Gate Tunnel and North East Link, as well as a $2.3 billion investment in 65 high-capacity metro trains will significantly boost network capacity, move more people and freight, improve passenger services and relieve congestion.
An integrated approach to Victoria's transport system makes the best use of what we have now, plans for the future, and establishes a blueprint to take advantage of the opportunities.
As Victoria undergoes a generational shift in transport technologies, we'll be there to help manage the network and empower people in their transport choices.
Read about some of the ways we are planning for our transport future.
Planning to provide greater choice
An integrated approach to network challenges, like traffic congestion or inefficient public transport interchanges, can be met in ways that don't always involve large, disruptive and costly investments.
For example, encouraging mode shift or making it easier to change between modes by better coordinating timetables means we can extract greater performance from existing transport assets. Similarly, increasing car or bike parking at train stations and supporting new technology can change how people choose to travel.
As we plan the next wave of improvements, we’re looking through a wider economic, social and sustainability lens to bring the broadest benefits to the most people and communities.
Modern trains, trams and buses to move more people more often
We’re transforming our public transport network with bigger and more modern train, tram and bus fleets to move more people and improve the passenger experience.
Our largest project is 65 high capacity metro trains, at $2.3 billion the biggest single train order in Victoria’s history.
We’re delivering the Victorian Government’s Trains, Trams, Jobs 2015-2025 strategy, a 10-year plan to secure the future of Victoria’s critical train and tram building industry, support thousands of local jobs and to prepare the network for growth.
The strategy is backed by a record investment pipeline of new train and tram orders, and the Victorian Government’s requirement for 50 per cent minimum local content in new rolling stock contracts, giving local manufacturers greater certainty to plan ahead.
From market reforms to new regulations, we’re redesigning services to make travel more flexible and frequent.
To deliver the best outcome for people and the highest return on investment for the Victorian community, transport modes need to complement not compete. That's why we're focused on the whole network, rather than on just one transport mode.
For example, bus priority lanes can reduce road capacity for other vehicles. However, an integrated solution that includes timetabling and traffic-light sequencing can produce a better outcome for all transport users while avoiding a traditional construction solution.
It’s not only about building major transport infrastructure, but getting the best use out of our existing networks by understanding how people and goods need to flow in a 24/7 world.