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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
Tw3 provides a brief commentary on stories bearing on the delights and discontents of urbanism that were in the news over the week ending 24 September 2017
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
The draft report published last week by Infrastructure Victoria is arguably the most important contribution to cities policy Victorians have seen for decades
Victoria's Opposition reckons the lack of a rail line to Melbourne Airport is a major and pressing problem for the city. Evaluating claims like this must be a key role of Infrastructure Victoria
Governments are often accused of over-estimating the cost of major transport projects in order to make them look unrealistic. Of course that's wrong; it's almost always the other way around
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
The measure of how well cities do in improving public transport isn’t just extra kilometres of track; it's also how much extra capacity is provided in the public transport system as a whole
The Greens appear to have had a change of heart on Melbourne Metro but the party's support for a rail line to Doncaster is mystifying. It's not a project progressives should regard as a priority
Melbourne’s proposed East-West Link freeway has the makings of a boondoggle. But some of the mooted alternatives like the proposed Doncaster rail line would be boondoggles too