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Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Is public transport the only solution to congestion?

Alan DaviesAug 1, 201715 Comments

Public transport is a big part of the answer to congestion but it can't do it alone. But congestion isn't the only big issue; so is providing access to places as population grows

Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

Alan DaviesJul 11, 20174 Comments

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

Is immigration ruining our cities?

Is immigration ruining our cities?

Alan DaviesJul 3, 20176 Comments

The Age ran a set of stories on the weekend geared around the idea that immigration-fuelled population growth is seriously damaging Melbourne’s “celebrated liveability”

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

Alan DaviesMay 16, 201717 Comments

The Victorian and Federal governments have different strategies for Melbourne Airport rail but there's a lot more to the transport task at Tullamarine than a train to the CBD

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Does having the funds make a poor project OK?

Alan DaviesSep 21, 20163 Comments

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

Will new rail lines save the planet?

Will new rail lines save the planet?

Alan DaviesJul 4, 20163 Comments

The justification for a big investment like the $11 Billion Melbourne Metro isn't to save the planet (it will do very little to reduce GHGs); it's to improve transport

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Infrastructure costs: is like compared with like?

Alan DaviesJun 28, 20161 Comment

Comparing the costs of ostensibly similar infrastructure projects is a fraught exercise. Differences in scope are often overlooked; it's vital to compare like with like

Is this the time to ramp-up infrastructure spending?

Is this the time to ramp-up infrastructure spending?

Alan DaviesJun 22, 20165 Comments

Biz Shrapnel reckons it's time to build; construction costs are plummeting and governments have a "window" of opportunity - it might not last - to spend on infrastructure

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Would building this new rail station be a sensible idea?

Alan DaviesApr 21, 201615 Comments

There's pressure to expand the proposed Melbourne Metro project to incorporate a new station at South Yarra; but the Government insists it can't be justified

Melbourne Metro: what do you get for $10 Billion?

Melbourne Metro: what do you get for $10 Billion?

Alan DaviesMar 8, 20167 Comments

The Business Case for Melbourne Metro was finally released publicly last month. It confirms the need and the solution. Now the Commonwealth needs to come to the party with matching funding