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Has Daniel Andrews gone loopy on rail?

Has Daniel Andrews gone loopy on rail?

The Andrews government's planned $50 billion loop rail line around outer suburban Melbourne signals Victorian Labor has joined the other parties in giving up on rational urban policy

How can public transport work better in cities?

How can public transport work better in cities?

Many people are surprised by the relatively small share of urban passenger travel made on public transport in Australia. Notwithstanding a slight narrowing of the gap in recent years, cars still dominate travel in capital cities, accounting for 85% of all motorised travel in Sydney, 89% in Melbourne and 90% in Brisbane. Their share in […]

Are parking prices at the airport a rip-off?

Are parking prices at the airport a rip-off?

The new draft report by the Productivity Commission on Economic Regulation of Airport Services has sparked outrage among readers of The Age for its finding that parking fees at Tullamarine are “not a ripoff”. Last time I looked there were 110 comments on The Age Online, virtually every one of them dripping with vitriol. Whether […]

Should public transport fares to the airport be subsidised?

Should public transport fares to the airport be subsidised?

It seems equitable to price fares to the airport in line with the Metlink tariffs but it makes more sense to avoid paying a subsidy - there are other uses for the money