October, 2017

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Is this the end for BRT in Doncaster?

, Oct 03, 2017

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The Victorian Government won't say why it's turned down a proposal from a private company to build a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system from Doncaster to the city centre
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Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

, Sep 27, 2017

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The fare travellers will pay - whether less than $5 or more than $25 - is a key issue in planning for a mass transit connection between Melbourne Airport and the city centre
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Should airport trains also serve metro passengers?

, Sep 26, 2017

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One of the key issues that needs to be worked through in planning mass transit access to airports is integration with the existing rail network
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All stops to ‘Winterfell Station’…in Australia?

, Sep 14, 2017

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Winterfell is leading the public nominations for names for the five new Melbourne Metro underground rail stations. Melbourne can do much better
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Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

, Sep 13, 2017

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Victoria's Andrews Government has decided to continue with franchised management of Melbourne's trains and trams rather than bring them back under direct government control
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A regional rail fantasy map

, Aug 08, 2017

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Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria. Sheer fantasy, you say?
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Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

, Jul 11, 2017

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The Sunday Age reckons the Andrews Government has cynically chosen to use a truck-intensive tunnelling method so it can get the Melbourne Metro rail project finished faster
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Should Doncaster BRT be a priority?

, Jun 13, 2017

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A private proposal to build and operate a Bus Rapid Transit system in Doncaster looks promising but taxpayers will ultimately pay for it; so it's vital to make sure it's a high priority
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The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

, May 17, 2017

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A fantastical vision from mapmaker Adam Mattinson of what a subway underneath Melbourne's inner suburbs could look like if it were as connected as Tokyo's famous system
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Melbourne ‘fantasy rail map 2070’

, May 10, 2017

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Adam Mattinson's 2070 fantasy rail map incorporates almost every rail line ever proposed for Melbourne, as well as historic lines decommissioned during the 1950s and 60s
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Is all-night weekend public transport value for money?

, Apr 25, 2017

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Melbourne's move to all-night public transport on Friday and Saturday nights is certainly appealing but there are many other ways such a huge sum of money could be spent
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Western Sydney: proposed metro/light rail network

, Apr 17, 2017

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Guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook describes what a comprehensive plan for a metro rail network supported by feeder light rail services in Western Sydney should look like
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A proposal for a Melbourne Ring Metro

, Mar 13, 2017

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Melbourne needs an orbital or "ring" light metro linking major suburban centres to take radial trips off the road system, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook
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Will population growth ruin a city’s liveability?

, Feb 20, 2017

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Population growth brings risks and will change the character of a city like Melbourne if it continues, but it's more likely to make it a better place for most residents
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What’s government done to make public transport better?

, Feb 13, 2017

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A look at what successive governments have done over the last twenty or so years to improve the attractiveness of train travel in Melbourne
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Should public transport be “returned to the people”?

, Feb 08, 2017

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There are calls to bring management of Melbourne's train and tram systems back under government control. Might be a good idea, but first let's see the evidence
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Can we have a mature discussion about the future of urban transport?

, Jan 30, 2017

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With 90% of motorised travel in capital cities currently undertaken by private transport it’s time for a grown-up assessment of where to go with urban transport policy
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Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

, Sep 21, 2016

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The extra $10 billion the Victorian government is getting from the sale of the port of Melbourne doesn't turn a poor project like a station at South Yarra into something worth doing
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Are regional dormitories the way to grow our cities?

, Sep 07, 2016

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It seems inevitable regional centres will take a much bigger share of metropolitan population growth, but the case hasn't been made that creating regional dormitories is the best policy
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Rail: under or over?

, Aug 10, 2016

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Removing level crossings by elevating rail over road has advantages but in cases like this one it's less compelling; and not helped by questionable public consultation