ITLS in the News

  • Federal budget 2016: political experts react 03 May 2016

    The Conversation

    Staff Member: Matthew Beck

    Matthew Beck commented on the infrastructure funding and management included in the Federal Budget in an expert analysis published by The Conversation.

  • Geoffrey Clifton on ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt 03 May 2016

    ABC Midwest and Whetbelt

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed on ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt about the Federal Government’s funding of public transport infrastructure contained in the budget papers.

  • When it is not optimal to look for an "Optimal Policy"? - The case of airport slot allocation 02 May 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Xiaowen Fu

    Economists and operational researchers are trained to look for “optimal” solutions, especially when policy changes are considered. A failed policy will not only lead to substantial economic loss, but will also risk the decision-maker’s credentials. Although the aspiration for better policy should be encouraged, there is always uncertainty associated with any business and economic decisions. Read more

  • Imagining our cities in thirty years 23 Apr 2016

    ABC Radio National

    Staff Member: John Stanley

    Radio National interviewed Adjunct Professor John Stanley about transport planning adapting to Australia’s fast growing cities.

  • On the right track? Rail privatisation a thorny topic in NSW 22 Apr 2016

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Staff Member: Geoffry Clifton

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about the privatisation of Sydney’s bus and rail operators.

  • ‘Uberisation’ of Public Transport in the Digital Age - what is in store in the next 10 to 20 years? 19 Apr 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: David A. Hensher

    The opportunities for public transport to match customer expectation under a mobility service model are exciting but also disruptive in terms of current practices centred around mode-specific contracts, protected service areas and under-utilised capacity. Has the time arrived for the digital age to provide the much needed technological spur for the take off into the new mobility services era? Read more

  • Flight fights - Airline fares in the face of turbulent demand and cheap oil 19 Apr 2016

    Ten Eyewitness News

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Associate Professor Rico Merkert was interviewed on Channel 10 News about Qantas airline and airline revenue management in turbulent times of demand and oil price volatility.

  • BusNSW Summit Nears 12 Apr 2016

    Australian Bus and Coach

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Professor David Hensher was quoted by Australian Bus and Coach about the upcoming BusNSW conference.

  • Malcolm Turnbull's high-speed rail is 'unfeasible', economist claims 12 Apr 2016

    Daily Mail

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Daily Mail quoted Rico Merkert about the feasibility of a high speed rail line in Australia.

  • Rico Merkert quoted by Sky News and 9 News 11 Apr 2016

    Sky News, 9 News

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Dr Rico Merkert from the ITLS was quoted by Sky News and 9 News about the debated high-speed rail plans and their potential issues.

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