ITLS in the News

  • Applying Best Practice in Public Transport Planning to an Urban Ferry System 14 Nov 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Robin Sandell

    Sydney’s ferry system is a much loved part of the city’s public transport network. But is there a way to make ferries more useful for customers and to have them operate at less cost to the taxpayer?

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  • Corridor Protection for Infrastructure and Transport 26 Oct 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Peter Thornton

    Infrastructure Australia (IA) recently released a paper in its reform series entitled “Corridor Protection” in which the case is argued for effective corridor protection for future infrastructure projects. In particular, the argument is advanced that the cost of acquiring the land needed to build tomorrow’s infrastructure is much less, in discounted cash flow terms, than would need to be expended in the future when, potentially, the land needed for such corridor may have been crowded out by urbanisation and other higher forms of land use. Read more

  • Arup's Airport Link traffic models 'totally and utterly absurd' 18 Oct 2017

    Australian Financial Review

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Australian Financial Review mentioned Professor David Hensher in an article on Airport Link, Brisbane’s airport toll road.

  • NSW billion-dollar infrastructure 16 Oct 2017

    Roads Online

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Roads Online mentioned Professor David Hensher will speak at the Annual NSW Major Projects Conference.

  • City of Sydney rallies residents against WestConnex plans 13 Oct 2017

    Eco-Business

    Staff Member: Michiel Bliemer

    Eco-Business quoted Michiel Bliemer on the pros and cons of WestConnex and alternative transport options, such as the City of Sydney’s recommendations to accelerate public transport plans and remove fees to access the airport by train.

  • Australia urged to consider congestion charges but do they work? 03 Oct 2017

    SBS

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    SBS Online interviewed Dr Geoffrey Clifton about a report that suggested a congestion tax as a solution to increased commuting traffic in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Sydney congestion tax won't work: expert 03 Oct 2017

    AAP, news.com.au, Yahoo!, SBS News, The Australian

    Staff Member: Michiel Bliemer

    Professor Michiel Bliemer was quoted about aproposed congestion tax in an AAP article syndicated on Yahoo!, SBS News, The Australian, and various other Australian outlets.

  • Road pricing reform – a getting started idea 03 Oct 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: David Hensher and Michiel Bliemer

    While it is recognised through numerous inquiries and research related activities that road pricing reform is necessary if we are ever to tame traffic congestion to ‘acceptable’ levels, and the theory is well established on how to price travel under congested conditions, the challenge has always been on how to get started in a way that can demonstrate the merits of a reform scheme without having to have a total system implementation. Read more

  • How More Self-Driving Cars Could Make Traffic Worse And Cost Us More Money 25 Sep 2017

    HuffPost Australia, Wheels Magazine, and ITWire

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    HuffPost Australia, Wheels Magazine, and ITWire reported on research from the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies into Australia’s attitudes towards self-driving cars, which would contribute to traffic congestion on roads. Professor David Hensher was quoted.

  • How More Self-Driving Cars Could Make Traffic Worse And Cost Us More Money 25 Sep 2017

    HuffPost Australia, Wheels Magazine, ITWire, The Register (UK), WOW (US)

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    HuffPost Australia, Wheels Magazine, ITWire, The Register (UK) and WOW (US) reported on research from the Business School into Australia’s attitudes towards self-driving cars, which would contribute to traffic congestion on roads. Professor David Hensher from the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies was quoted.

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