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Country Victorians are using public forums to urge the State Government to improve public transport services and reopen passenger lines across the state.
Community meetings run by Public Transport Victoria started in Gippsland late last month and will finish in the state's south-west in September.
They are part of the Regional Network Development Plan the State Government is working on.
Online forums are also open and more than 150 comments have been made by people across the state.
Two common threads in the submissions so far are requests for better connections between regional stations and Melbourne, and the reopening of old passenger routes, such as Leongatha and Mildura.
The Government said the plan would help to better coordinate public transport services throughout country Victoria.
Traralgon will hold the first of a series of consultations in Gippsland tonight, with further meetings at Wonthaggi tomorrow and Leongatha on Thursday.
Regional Transport Advisory Group co-chairman Richard Elkington said he was hoping to get feedback from as many people as possible.
"Whether they've got concerns about their own public transport needs or they've got concerns about servicing of the area from a future development point of view with respect to public transport needs or in the areas of freight," he said.
"So if they've got any opinions at all, we'd like them there."
Mr Elkington said it was an opportunity for locals to contribute directly to the review.
"Well we'd like as many people as possible to participate in and give us their thoughts and beliefs and their ideas and opinions on how well serviced they believe they and the region is in a public transport sense," he said.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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