ITLS in the News

  • Professor Rico Merkert on ABC Coffs Coast 16 Feb 2017

    ABC Coffs Coast

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Professor Rico Merkert was interviewed on ABC Coffs Coast about the importance of Graftion regional airport for the region.

  • Dr Matthew Beck on ABC News Sydney 14 Feb 2017

    ABC News Sydney

    Staff Member: Matthew Beck

    ABC News Sydney interviewed Dr Matthew Beck about the Federal Auditor General’s report on the funding of the WestConnex Motorway.

  • It shouldn't be this hard to get children to school 13 Feb 2017

    The Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times

    Staff Member: Stephen Greaves

    The Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times published an article authored by Professor Stephen Greaves about Sydney's traffic congestion during peak times such as the beginning of the school term.

  • I can't wait to get my Ls! A Perspective on High School Travel 09 Feb 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Stephen Greaves

    Last week marked the end of the school holidays in Sydney and a resumption for many of frustrating levels of congestion as the 'school-run' resumed. Well over half of school children were driven, which is roughly double the levels when many of their parents would have been attending school, 25-30 years ago. How have we arrived at this situation and what can we do? Read more

  • Tigerair Australia gives up on Bali flights 03 Feb 2017

    The Rakyat Post (Malaysia), Indian Express, India, Gulf Times, UAE, CNBC, Malang Today, Indonesia, The New Paper, Singapore and NASDAQ, USA

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    The Rakyat Post (Malaysia), Indian Express, India, Gulf Times, UAE, CNBC, Malang Today, Indonesia, The New Paper, Singapore and NASDAQ, USA quoted Professor Rico Merkert about airline Tigerair Australia ceasing flights to Indonesia.

  • Autonomous Vehicles and Implications for Future Transport Systems 02 Feb 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: David Hensher, Chinh Ho and Richard Ellison

    The rapid development of autonomous vehicles (AV) has prompted considerable speculation on how these vehicles will ‘revolutionise’ the future of cities’ transport systems. It has been suggested that a large-scale adoption of AV would lead to safer roads, congestion-free cities and more public spaces as vehicles can be shared, and hence fewer parking spaces are needed. However, it is far from clear if these visions are likely to be realised and what this might imply for the future transport networks and policy agendas. Read more

  • Infrastructure champion Mike Baird leaves big delivery job for successor 19 Jan 2017

    Australian Financial Review

    Staff Member: Christopher Standen

    The Australian Financial Review quoted Christopher Standen, PhD candidate, about the NSW Government’s transport and infrastructure agenda in light of the Premier’s retirement.

  • 'We are going to see more congestion': Sydney boasts slowest roads in Australia, NZ 05 Jan 2017

    2GB Sydney, 2UE Sydney, Daily Mail and Yahoo News

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    2GB Sydney, 2UE Sydney, Daily Mail and Yahoo News interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton about traffic congestion on Sydney roads and whether road infrastructure projects are likely to remedy the issue.

  • Sydney is congestion capital of Australasia - and even New York's road network is faster 05 Jan 2017

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Geoffrey Clifton about road projects in NSW, Sydney’s growing population and the issue of road pricing.

  • Taxpayer bill for cashback scheme on Sydney toll roads hits $1.5 billion - and climbing 19 Dec 2016

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    Staff Member: Christopher Standen

    PhD candidate Christopher Standen was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about modelling that estimated that by 2026, tolls on cars using the M5 South West will reach $5.75.

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