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The need for Melbourne Metro is far from clear

The need for Melbourne Metro is far from clear

Alan DaviesJul 30, 201516 Comments

Guest writer Liam Egerton argues there's a simpler, cheaper and quicker option for creating a modern metro in Melbourne than the proposed $9-$11 billion Melbourne Metro tunnel under the CBD

What's the long-term rail plan for Melbourne?

What's the long-term rail plan for Melbourne?

Alan DaviesMar 28, 201314 Comments

Yet another public transport report was released in Victoria yesterday! This time, Public Transport Victoria released its Network Plan for Melbourne’s rail system over the next 20-30 years

Does lousy service justify fare evasion?

Does lousy service justify fare evasion?

Alan DaviesFeb 22, 201335 Comments

Any optimist who thinks civic virtue is flourishing in our cities should have a look at the ease with which public transport fare evaders rationalise and justify their behaviour

Do public transport fares cost too much?

Do public transport fares cost too much?

Alan DaviesFeb 21, 201336 Comments

Governments with the spine to increase transit fares in real terms should be applauded, not pilloried. Public transport is already very heavily subsidised financially but desperately needs more money

Does Melbourne need a subway?

Does Melbourne need a subway?

Alan DaviesOct 4, 201214 Comments

Jeff Kennett and Peter Newman think creating a rail subway in Melbourne would be visionary, but it wouldn't address the key factors that drive public transport demand.

What next for the Public Transport Users Association?

What next for the Public Transport Users Association?

Alan DaviesSep 18, 201214 Comments

Does it cost less to drive to work than catch the train?

Alan DaviesDec 10, 201112 Comments

The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) is keen to make the case that it costs more to travel by public

Do public transport and road pricing go together?

Alan DaviesSep 6, 201122 Comments

It surprises me who’s still lukewarm about congestion pricing of roads. I'd have thought the focus on the carbon tax over the last year would've heightened understanding of the ro

Is Bicycle Victoria (membership) worth it?

Alan DaviesMay 22, 201115 Comments

It’s with some regret I report I’ve let my membership of Bicycle Victoria (BV) lapse. I had a call last week from one of BV’s sales people asking me if I would front up $150 to

Is management of public transport a mess?

Alan DaviesNov 9, 201010 Comments

It seems the way management structures and processes are arranged is still the key public transport solution being advanced in the Victorian election campaign. The first three points