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Is this the end for BRT in Doncaster?

Is this the end for BRT in Doncaster?

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

Should light rail to Doncaster be a key priority for Melbourne?

Should light rail to Doncaster be a key priority for Melbourne?

The standard of public transport in Melbourne is apparently so high that some think the city can afford to make notions like a new light rail line to Doncaster a key priority

Are The Greens intent on trashing their brand?

Are The Greens intent on trashing their brand?

The Greens want to build a rail line to Doncaster in Melbourne's eastern suburbs instead of the East-West Link. But it would be a poor trade and a poor reflection of the party's stated values

What’s so hard about a bus lane?

What’s so hard about a bus lane?

For a place ostensibly lacking in conviction politicians, we’re seeing a lot of appeals to Principle over Pragmatism in Australian politics. For example, the Greens claimed the high moral ground on the original incarnation of the carbon price and did it again last week in the debate on asylum seekers. At a more modest level, the […]

Why do we dislike buses?

Why do we dislike buses?

Melburnian’s seem to love trains and dislike buses. Melbourne Airport and Doncaster are both served by high-frequency bus services with a wide span of operating hours, yet large numbers of people want to spend billions replacing them with trains. The list of criticisms of buses – relative to trains – is long. Right at the […]

A Doncaster rail line – is this really what the Greens stand for?

A Doncaster rail line – is this really what the Greens stand for?

In my last post about the Green’s election manifesto, a Public transport plan for Melbourne’s east, I indicated I would take a closer look at the two new rail lines the party is proposing to finance – a line to Rowville and a line to Doncaster – with its nonexistent $6 billion. I discussed the shortcomings […]