Topic archives: transport

Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

May 24, 2017 10

There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.

Coming soon: why you should have to pay to drive

November 24, 2016 20

The government has announced further steps in the development of its infrastructure plans -- including a brave inquiry into charging motorists for their road use.

Keep on truckin’

April 15, 2016

Crikey readers discuss foreign policy and other issues of the day.

Infrastructure policy challenge has been laid bare — and voters won’t like 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.

Cycling: how do Australian cities compare with Paris?

Cycling: how do Australian cities compare with Paris?

January 12, 2015

Cycling along the Seine may have a certain je ne sais quois, but Australia's inner city cyclists are keen to close the gap.

Would a train to Melbourne Airport be worth it?

Would a train to Melbourne Airport be worth it?

November 27, 2014

There are numerous reasons to think a Tullamarine rail link is not only financially irresponsible, but also unnecessary from a transport and city planning perspective.

Transport: Australia’s ‘Cleopatra problem’

August 1, 2013

Much like the 1963 film, monstrous construction costs are the biggest impediment to new transport infrastructure projects, writes Alan Davies.

Here’s the full story on workplace deaths under Labor

Here’s the full story on workplace deaths under Labor

July 8, 2013 17

As the pink batts program hits the front pages again, there's plenty of finger-pointing at Labor over workplace deaths. Look at the full picture, however, and it's a very different story.

High-speed rail just doesn’t add up — time to move on

April 12, 2013 61

The new report on high-speed rail shows that in Australia the numbers simply don't add up for it. And won't for many, many decades. It's time we all moved on.

Bring on the $114 billion high-speed rail network — it’s a no brainer

Bring on the $114 billion high-speed rail network — it’s a no brainer

April 11, 2013 22

Melbourne to Sydney by rail in under three hours? Don't listen to the inflated forecasts of cost and time that the federal government has released today, argues Tim Bohm, president of the Bullet Train for Australia political party. It's a no-brainer -- build it.