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Lower fares are good politics, but are they good policy?

Lower fares are good politics, but are they good policy?

Alan DaviesMar 26, 201428 Comments

It’s an election year in Victoria and so the gravy train’s already leaving the station. It’s obvious the Government’s rattled on public transport and says it'll lower fares. But is that good policy?

An Assange of links for urbanists

An Assange of links for urbanists

Alan DaviesJun 7, 2013

A tea kettle that looks like Hitler, the resurgence of McMansions, once upon a time there really was an all-powerful bicycle lobby, the claims for light rail and bicycle helmets might be over-blown, explaining New Urbanism, low-tech driverless cars....

Media botch: has Fairfax gone off the rails again?

Media botch: has Fairfax gone off the rails again?

Alan DaviesApr 30, 201317 Comments

The Fairfax press likes to beat-up public transport. Here it shows how it can turn what ought to be a real positive for rail travel – the opening of a new station – into a PR disaster

Do public transport fares cost too much?

Do public transport fares cost too much?

Alan DaviesFeb 21, 201336 Comments

Governments with the spine to increase transit fares in real terms should be applauded, not pilloried. Public transport is already very heavily subsidised financially but desperately needs more money

Does it cost less to drive to work than catch the train?

Alan DaviesDec 10, 201112 Comments

The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) is keen to make the case that it costs more to travel by public

Is the 9% increase in public transport fares...fair?

Alan DaviesDec 7, 201119 Comments

Many people are outraged that the Government has

Should public transport fares be higher?

Alan DaviesOct 20, 201120 Comments

The report in The Age that the Government is

What should be done with myki?

Alan DaviesSep 14, 201123 Comments

The Age reckons myki is “failing at maths”, but I wonder if the key failing is actually with the way it’s managed rather than with any technical shortcomings. This report

Where are the (infrastructure) white elephants?

Alan DaviesAug 25, 20107 Comments

Where are our infrastructure white elephants?

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