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Is this a fair comparison of transport promises?

Is this a fair comparison of transport promises?

Alan DaviesJun 29, 20161 Comment

This table showing the election promises of the three major parties on public transport should be useful but it frames the information in a way that blatantly favours one party

Is it high time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

Is it high time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

Alan DaviesNov 16, 201515 Comments

64 of the world's busiest airports are served by heavy or light rail but Melbourne Airport, which ranks 50th, isn't. Wisely, the Victorian Government has no plans to build a rail line yet

Would a rail line to Doncaster really

Would a rail line to Doncaster really "get cars off the freeway"?

Alan DaviesDec 11, 201441 Comments

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

Vale Paul Mees

Vale Paul Mees

Alan DaviesJun 20, 20137 Comments

Public transport thinker, researcher, educator and advocate Paul Mees died yesterday from cancer, aged 52. He made a major contribution to international understanding of transport.

What if no new city centre rail lines were built?

What if no new city centre rail lines were built?

Alan DaviesMay 1, 201322 Comments

The chances of getting the massive funding required to build major urban rail projects any time soon don't look promising. What might happen to our cities if they're never built?

Are all new urban rail lines wise investments?

Are all new urban rail lines wise investments?

Alan DaviesMar 18, 201312 Comments

Our cities desperately need investment in public transport. It's vitally important limited funds are spent on good projects that deliver, not devalued by populism or wasted on pork-barrelling

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

What next for the Public Transport Users Association?

What next for the Public Transport Users Association?

Alan DaviesSep 18, 201214 Comments

Should cars be subsidised?

Should cars be subsidised?

Alan DaviesMay 20, 201219 Comments

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that private cars are massively subsidised. Indeed, cars are an object lesson in the consequences of under-pricing. Because we don’t tak

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

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