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Is Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy any good?

Is Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy any good?

The draft report published last week by Infrastructure Victoria is arguably the most important contribution to cities policy Victorians have seen for decades

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

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

Is building new lines the key measure of progress with rail?

Is building new lines the key measure of progress with rail?

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

Is one boondoggle as good as another?

Is one boondoggle as good as another?

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

What’s the long-term rail plan for Melbourne?

What’s the long-term rail plan for Melbourne?

Yet another public transport report was released in Victoria yesterday! This time, Public Transport Victoria released its Network Plan for Melbourne’s rail system over the next 20-30 years

Is this rail line too good to be true?

Is this rail line too good to be true?

Here’s some great news. A consulting team led by Curtin Uni’s Peter Newman has apparently found a way to reduce significantly the stratospheric cost of new urban rail lines in Australia’s capital cities. Professor Newman reckons a 12 km rail line running down the central median of Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway from inner city Clifton Hill to suburban Doncaster […]

Do new suburban rail lines always make sense?

Do new suburban rail lines always make sense?

One of the key challenges to improving public transport in Australian cities is that almost everyone wants something glamorous and expensive, like a shiny new train or at least a light rail service. As Dr Mathew Burke points out, although the obvious low cost solution in many outer suburbs is to coordinate new feeder bus […]

Why are we still so focussed on CBD rail?

Why are we still so focussed on CBD rail?

It’s bizarre, but much of the contemporary debate about expanding public transport in Melbourne is focussed on building more rail lines to the CBD even though the great bulk of jobs are now in the suburbs. It seems we’re locked in an old way of thinking when the world long ago moved on to doing […]

Will Rowville be a Clayton(s) rail line?

Will Rowville be a Clayton(s) rail line?

Sooner rather than later, the Baillieu Government is going to have to prove its credibility on public transport by making substantial progress on one of the rail lines it has promised. And I have an idea for where it should start. The easiest candidate is the promised Avalon rail line because its cost is estimated […]

Victorian election – why have the Greens dug a black hole?

Victorian election – why have the Greens dug a black hole?

If you think the Greens provide a real alternative to the tired, cynical politics of Labor and the Liberals, then you might be very disappointed in the transport initiative the Green’s are promoting for the forthcoming Victorian election. The Green’s Public transport plan for Melbourne’s east proposes a massive $6 billion program of public transport […]