January 29, 2018 33
The defusing of Sydney rail-worker's threat to strike has raised once again the question of how free our right to strike really is.
January 15, 2018
Good morning, early birds. A woman has spent 15 months in hospital due to bureaucratic inefficiency. Plus, the Greens announce a nationwide campaign to change the date of Australia Day. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
December 4, 2017 8
Eating hot chips on the train is a serious breach of etiquette, as writer, broadcaster and legal expert Lorin Clarke explains in this amendment to the Social Contract.
August 10, 2017 2
Living within a 20-minute walk of your work, your supermarket, your gym, your doctor, your friends and family, etc, sounds like a very nice idea, but is it feasible?
June 6, 2017 10
The fixation on public transport “rants” is curious. These acts are rarely discussed as symptoms of broader social sicknesses.
May 1, 2017 7
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews' "Night Network" is the worst kind of initiative because it was an election promise made from opposition with scant analysis or regard for what’s good policy.
January 30, 2017 12
However, improving public transport, by itself, won't reduce our reliance on private vehicles.
December 14, 2016 8
The key is to not let the perfect become the enemy of the good.
July 26, 2016 4
Commuter parking at outer suburban railway stations is usually free, leading to peak period shortages. The first step to addressing this should be to charge for it.
February 17, 2016 17
A major new Infrastructure Australia report shows just how difficult the challenge of getting infrastructure right is, especially in transport.
May 6, 2015 16
Despite proclaiming himself the "infrastructure Prime Minister", Tony Abbott has wasted 20 months as construction falls.
April 24, 2015 11
If you thought subsidies for public transport were greater than those for cars, think again.
March 16, 2015
Cycling in Australia was much bigger historically than it is now -- approaching 10% mode share during WWII.
March 9, 2015 5
Tony Abbott could win a lot of votes with a small outlay if he switched his focus from roads to public transport, writes urban strategy expert Vivienne Skinner.
January 22, 2015
A public transport lobby group claims commuters could save $10,000 a year by ditching the car and using transport. That isn't quite true, but it would save cash. So why do people drive?
January 16, 2015
New data shows Sydneysiders are making fewer trips by car. One possible explanation is they’re increasingly using the internet for routine personal and work-related business tasks instead of driving.
January 15, 2015
Regardless of its environmental impact, investing in public transport infrastructure is still a very good idea.
January 6, 2015
Melbourne is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today -- say in a city such as Sydney -- would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult.
December 2, 2014
There are some conspicuous omissions in the costings of Dan Andrews' election promises. Will the incoming Labor government
October 6, 2014 3
Ahead of the Victorian state election, Labor is spruiking some worthwhile policies on public transport. But does anyone believe Andrews will deliver?