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Agency VA 2984
Public Transport Corporation
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Date Range: 1989 - 2003
 
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Establishment

The Transport (Amendment) Act 1989 (No.44) drew together all responsibilities relating to the provision of public transport services under a single agency, the Public Transport Corporation. Prior to the establishment of the Corporation responsibility was shared by the State Transport Authority commonly known as V/Line (VA 1038) (primarily operating outside the Melbourne metropolitan area) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (VA 1044) primarily operating within the metropolitan area.

Functions

The functions of the Public Transport Corporation, as laid down by its establishing legislation, are essentially an amalgamation of those carried out by the two agencies previously responsible for the provision of public transport services. They include:

to provide, manage and operate transport services and facilities for passengers and freight
to arrange with other transport operators, people and bodies for the provision of transport services
to control and maintain all railway and railway ancillary equipment in the state
to co-ordinate transport services
to develop integrated ticket systems
to develop new modes of transport
to promote and undertake research into any matter related to the performance of its functions, powers or duties
to provide, manage and operate tourist and recreational facilities
to compete for work on the open market.

Administrative Arrangements

The Public Transport Corporation is subject to the control and general direction of the Director-General of Transport and, ultimately, the Minister for Transport. A fourteen-member Public Transport Corporation Board is appointed by the Minister to provide advice to the Chief Executive of the Corporation.

The Public Transport Corporation is also assisted by a Workshop Board comprising nine or more members representing the Corporation and staff and management from the Corporation's railway workshops throughout the state. This Board is responsible to the Corporation for the administration and management of the workshops.

Although the merger of the State Transport Authority (VA 1038) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (VA 1044) to form the Public Transport Corporation brought responsibility for both metropolitan and country transport services within the ambit of the one agency, it is expected that the Corporation will continue to operate with two distinct functional divisions. Corporate and management services are, however, being integrated and it is likely that a common record-keeping system will be established. Further research will be necessary to determine the extent to which the functional division is retained in the Corporation's structure in the long term.

 
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? 1879 - ? 2006 Railway Rolling Stock Drawings and Tracings VPRS 3426 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1886 - 1993 Signalling and Communications Drawings VPRS 13635 North Melbourne Closed
? 1916 - 1994 Technical Manuals and Drawings, Electrical Workshops, Railway Vehicle Maintenance Division VPRS 13638 North Melbourne Open
? 1920 - ? 2000 Photographic Collection: Railway Negatives: Alpha-numeric Systems VPRS 12800 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1920 - ? 2000 Photographic Collection: Prints: Railways VPRS 12905 North Melbourne Open
? 1921 - ? 1993 Personnel Administration and Policy Files VPRS 12811 North Melbourne Closed
? 1927 - ? 1999 Subject Files, Overhead Design Group VPRS 12859 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1931 - ? 2003 List of Employees, Tramways, Bus and Railways VPRS 13706 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1935 - ? 1999 Technical Manuals VPRS 13613 North Melbourne Closed
? 1943 - ? 1997 General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Double Number System VPRS 12858 North Melbourne Closed
? 1947 - ? 1994 Employment History and Leave Cards - Bus and Tram Maintenance Depot Staff VPRS 12967 North Melbourne Closed
? 1948 - ? 1993 Station Development and Commercial Development Project Records VPRS 12772 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1950 - ? 1993 General Files, Vehicle Standards and Engineering Division VPRS 13699 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1950 - ? 2001 Project Files, Various Divisions VPRS 12864 North Melbourne Part Open
? 1954 - ? 1990 Outward Letter Books,Town Planning Section, Estate Office, Property Group VPRS 12960 North Melbourne Open
? 1955 - ? 1998 Engineering Services Project and General Files, Structural Engineering Section, Civil Engineering Department, Infrastructure Division VPRS 13415 North Melbourne Closed
? 1965 - ? 1993 Employee Record Cards, Preston Workshop, Department of Engineering VPRS 12557 North Melbourne Closed
? 1967 - ? 1992 Numerical Register and Movement Books (also known as Correspondence Register), Way and Works Branch/Engineering and Development Group VPRS 12747 North Melbourne Open
? 1967 - ? 1992 General Correspondence and Works Files, Way and Works Branch / Engineering and Development Group, Transport Operations Division VPRS 12748 North Melbourne Closed
? 1971 - ? 1993 General Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System VPRS 12999 North Melbourne Closed
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Date of Responsibility Function Title Function Number
1989 - cont Transport services : public, metropolitan area VF 489
1989 - cont Transport services : public, non-metropolitan area VF 490
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Superior AgenciesSuperior Agencies
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1989 - 1996 Department of Transport (known as Ministry of Transport 1951 to 1992) VA 673
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1989 - cont Transport VRG 49
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