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Does this freeway make any sense?

Does this freeway make any sense?

Tony Abbott and Dennis Napthine have effectively committed to Melbourne's proposed East-West Link "sight unseen", but it's likely the costs of this new freeway would well and truly exceed the benefits

Shouldn’t we talk about road pricing?

Shouldn’t we talk about road pricing?

The Chair of Infrastructure Australia, Sir Rod Eddington, called for a “mature and dispassionate” discussion about road pricing on Friday. Good, I wholeheartedly agree. This should be the number one issue for discussion nationally in planning the future of our cities.

Is The Age providing fair comment on transport issues?

Is The Age providing fair comment on transport issues?

I take an agnostic view of freeway proposals – I don’t assume apriori that they’re all bad or all good. I prefer to look at the evidence first before deciding if a proposal has merit or is a poor idea. But it seems there are some who will overlook evidence to the contrary if it […]

Is this story a beat-up?

Is this story a beat-up?

Kenneth Davidson reckons the Regional Rail Link (RRL) is a “wasteful infrastructure investment” that hopefully will be cancelled in its entirety as a result of the Federal Government’s flood reconstruction cutbacks. He bases this argument largely on a review prepared for the Government in 2008 by consultant transport planner Edward Dotson, who formerly worked for […]