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Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan a secret?

The Victorian Government says it can’t release the business plan for the East West Link because it would bid up tenderers’ costs. But the Productivity Commission says that’s nonsense

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Should Labor repudiate Melbourne’s East West Link?

Victorian Labor’s argument that it must accept a signed contract for the proposed East West Link if it wins this year’s State election gets weaker as the November 29 2014 election date gets closer

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Should a rail line to Melbourne Airport be the priority?

The Victorian Government says it will commit to constructing a rail line to Melbourne airport in this year’s budget. But is it about sensible policy or is it all about cynical and desperate politics?

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East West Link: twin nightmares over Melbourne’s freeways

It’s turning into a bad dream for the Government, but Melbourne’s East West Link is also turning into a nightmare for Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews says guest writer Andrew Herington

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Do outer suburban workers have extra long commutes?

The popular idea that outer suburban workers spend two or more hours a day commuting is exaggerated. The key issue isn’t time but how far they commute and how they get there

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Is Napthine about to stuff up Melbourne’s Metro?

It looks depressingly like the Victorian Government might be about to compromise the first major new electrified rail line in Melbourne in 40 years by addressing the wrong problem.

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East-West Link: why have these advisers just quit?

The Napthine Government’s new motorway took another blow last week when members of the Plan Melbourne Advisory Committee resigned in protest. But why so late and so publicly?

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Is more transport infrastructure all our cities need?

Australia’s capital cities face enormous growth pressures. Will building more motorways and rail lines be enough to ensure they can grow while remaining liveable?

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Do road and transit authorities see the same world?

Two organisations reporting to the same Minister reckon the relative shares of travel by public transport and cars will be very different in the future. One builds roads; the other builds rail lines

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Are the forecasts for the East-West Link built on dubious foundations?

The Age reckons a secret document shows the Napthine Government is making controversial assumptions to justify the East-West Link. But the case the paper makes seems unconvincing

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