Alan DaviesMar 6, 20171 Comment
It's time to facilitate $200 billion investment in key infrastructure projects like inland freight rail and a national electricity grid, argues guest writer Dr Garry Glazebrook
Alan DaviesMar 1, 2017
There's a strong push to divert more metropolitan growth to regional cities, but the case hasn't been made that capital cities are "too big" or that it's the best strategy
Alan DaviesJun 21, 201610 Comments
In an astonishing display of sanity – especially during an election campaign – the Turnbull Government has backed away from its earlier enthusiasm for High Speed Rail
Alan DaviesFeb 22, 20165 Comments
Value capture is fashionable but it's complex and politically difficult. Although it should have a place in funding infrastructure, it's not a silver bullet; it's contribution is likely to be modest
Alan DaviesMay 7, 201548 Comments
Political commentators agree Richard Di Natale is more policy oriented than his predecessor, so he should review a couple of recent transport issues where the Party has lost sight of its progressive rationale
Alan DaviesDec 19, 201217 Comments
Taking growth pressures off the city fringe while simultaneously developing the regions is one of the key arguments used to support proposals for a High Speed Rail network on Australia’s east coast. But is it a cost-effective way of doing either?
Alan DaviesNov 30, 201225 Comments
The Greens released a report this week claiming an east coast High Speed Rail line would deliver benefits of $48 billion. Trouble is, it would cost much more than this to build and would mainly benefit regional leisure travellers
Alan DaviesOct 10, 201225 Comments
Barry O'Farrell and Canberra Airport believe High Speed Rail will allow Sydney's second airport to be located 250 km away in Canberra. Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, reckons the idea is outrageous.