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Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?

The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

Is this underpass promise under-developed?

The promise by the Opposition in Victoria to grade-separate 55 congested intersections is likely to be politically appealing, but the case hasn't been made it's a sensible policy

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

How will driverless vehicles change our cities?

Once the difficult transition period when human controlled vehicles are still common is over, a world of fully driverless vehicles should be a lot different from today

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

Should we demand more of heavy vehicle drivers?

It's time to consider if heavy vehicle driver licensing should require that applicants understand the risks they pose for others and are committed to protecting their welfare

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Are there easy fixes for traffic congestion?

Politicans like to sell new roads and rail lines as the solution to traffic congestion but it's an illusion. There are no quick or politically easy fixes for peak-hour traffic

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

Congestion charging: are these criticisms fatal?

There are a number of key criticisms of congestion charging; they carry weight and must be addressed in implementation, but no, they're not fatal flaws

Is congestion charging too inequitable?

Is congestion charging too inequitable?

Congestion charging shouldn't be peremptorily written off as inequitable without examining closely how it would work and who the likely winners and losers would be

Should public works be named after politicians?

Should public works be named after politicians?

No matter how worthy they are, we should be very cautious about naming public works after people, but most especially after politicians

Should this motorway report be secret?

Should this motorway report be secret?

No, Daniel Andrews, you can't spend $1 Billion of public money to get rid of the East West Link and then be secretive about the case for the West Gate Tunnel

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

Has the case been made for the West Gate Tunnel?

More problems are coming to light with the proposed West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne. The Government needs to do a better job of explaining and justifying this project