Transport Connections Project
The Casey Cardinia Transport Connections Project ‘Bringing it Together’ is funded through the Victorian Government’s Transport Connections Program TCP, a cross - Government initiative to help communities with limited transport options improve access to services and activities. The Casey Cardinia TCP partnership Group comprises of membership from the Casey and Cardinia communities, transport, health, education and government sectors.
The objectives of Transport Connections are to:
- Develop innovative transport and non-transport options to enhance access and participation by people with limited access to transport,
- Generate more efficient use of existing transport and community resources;
- Establish ongoing local partnerships for delivering transport and accessibility outcomes,
- Increase the capacity of communities to participate in decision making and priority setting activities to improve social and economic out
To address perceptions of safety on the rail network a safety on train’s campaign was conducted during Community Safety month. The aim of the campaign is to raise the awareness of the actions commuters can take to improve their safety and security. Representatives from Victoria Police, Metro, Casey Cardinia Transport Connections and the City of Casey, visited railway stations to offer practical tips and advice on maintaining personal and vehicle safety when using public transport. Practical banner pens containing safety messages, were given away to commuters
The project offers community groups the opportunity to host Let’s Get Travelling information sessions. The sessions aim to equip residents with the knowledge and confidence to utilise public transport for their day to day needs in a safe manner. Train and bus routes, bus numbering, ticketing procedures and the destinations that are available for residents to access are comprehensively explained to attendees.
Casey Cardinal and Baw Baw Shire Council Transport Connections Projects formed a partnership with Chisholm Institute of TAFE to promote Carpooling and increase the awareness of Public Transport options for students who study at the Berwick campus.
For more information on the project please contact the Transport Connections Project Officer on 9705 5200.