We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Progressives and public transport advocates should be calling the Andrews government out on its nakedly political suburban rail "loop" ploy, not falling for it. There's a much better alternative that could deliver real benefits
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
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
New research confirms what we pretty much already know; travellers generally prefer rail-based modes of public transport to buses. The challenge is to convince them buses are a good choice
The key parties all promised to build a rail line to outer suburban Mernda at the Victorian election, but good public transport could be provided in the area for a fraction of the cost
If I lived in Mernda I’d be pretty unhappy that the Brumby Government (here and here) is only going to give me a bus service rather than extend the Epping rail line beyond the new station at South Morang. Sure, it’s Bus Rapid Transit with its own dedicated 7.5 km busway (here and here). And […]