Alan DaviesAug 8, 201337 Comments
The Greens want to accelerate construction of High Speed Rail between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Many progressives take it as given that HSR is obviously a good thing, but is it?
Alan DaviesNov 30, 201225 Comments
The Greens released a report this week claiming an east coast High Speed Rail line would deliver benefits of $48 billion. Trouble is, it would cost much more than this to build and would mainly benefit regional leisure travellers
Alan DaviesJul 6, 201110 Comments
I guess it was only a matter of time before someone would see Tiger Airway’s current troubles as evidence Australia needs High Speed Rail (HSR) between Sydney and Melbourne. That s
Alan DaviesNov 3, 20108 Comments
The Federal Minister for Transport, Anthony Albanese, released the Terms of Reference
Alan DaviesSep 18, 20105 Comments
There’s a long history of rent-seeking in Australia over major projects. Business puts a lot of effort into lobbying government and the media to subsidise projects the private secto
Alan DaviesAug 2, 201012 Comments
Alan DaviesAug 1, 201012 Comments
The Greens call for a high speed rail connection between Sydney and Melbourne is populism at its worst.
Alan DaviesJul 4, 20102 Comments
California's High Speed Rail project provides another instance of the high level of risk involved in forecasting patronage
Alan DaviesJun 19, 20103 Comments
Gary Johns thinks the Very Fast Train might be the price the Government pays for Green preferences at the next Federal election
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