ITLS in the News

  • MH17 anniversary: Little change in air safety since plane shot down 16 Jul 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Sydney Morning Herald and The Age quoted Dr Rico Merkert in an article about how there has been little change in air safety, one year on from the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy.

  • Fact check: Do nine in 10 Australians spend more than 90 minutes a day commuting? 10 Jul 2015

    ABC News

    Staff Member: Chinh Ho

    Dr Chinh Ho was quoted by ABC News Fact Check about commuting time in Sydney and how it has changed over the last decade.

  • Aiming for Zero Growth in Vehicle Kilometres of Car Travel 06 Jul 2015

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: John Stanley

    Why VKT? There is currently strong policy interest in Australia around increasing our rate of infrastructure investment. Our cities, which are vital for national productivity and liveability, will be the subject of a significant part of any infrastructure expansion. It is crucial, then, that we understand very clearly the kinds of cities we want and the best way to use infrastructure to help deliver those cities, particularly important city-shaping transport infrastructure. Read more

  • Sydney has top PT minds 25 Jun 2015

    Australasian Bus and Coach News

    Staff Member: Corinne Mulley, David Hensher and Gregory Whitwell

    Australasian Bus and Coach News quotes Business School Dean, Professor Greg Whitwell and Professors Corinne Mulley and David Hensher in an article about the University of Sydney being recognised as the world's leading public transport researcher.

  • Transport in the NSW State Budget 24 Jun 2015

    2SER FM

    Staff Member: Stephen Greaves

    Professor Stephen Greaves was interviewed on 2SER FM in relation to the NSW budget announcement and spending on transport infrastructure.

  • David Hensher on ABC News Radio 10 Jun 2015

    ABC News Radio

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Professor David Hensher was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about a new fleet of submarines under consideration by the federal government.

  • Little Pain, Big Gains 06 Jun 2015

    The Daily Telegraph

    Staff Member: Stephen Greaves

    Professor Stephen Greaves is quoted in an article about concerns over the WestConnex project and traffic congestion in Sydney.

  • To tender or not: how transparent is the process? 05 Jun 2015

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Professor David Hensher

    There is a general sense in many government circles that society is better off if service contracts are put out to competitive tender, for this ensures value for money which comes out of the taxpayers’ purse. But is this always the case? What if the incumbent is doing a great job? Why should we disrupt (or risk) the continuity of good service provision because of some possibly strong simplistic view that the market (and it assumption of full knowledge surrounding all bidders) will always deliver the best outcome? Read more

  • Construction of George Street light rail will cause transport chaos 01 Jun 2015

    7 News

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed on 7 News about the impact the George Street light rail construction will have on transport.

  • Sydney traffic: Secret WestConnex documents show worse congestion after toll road 26 May 2015

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Staff Member: Michiel Bliemer

    Professor Michiel Bliemer is quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about the impact the WestConnex motorway will have on congestion.

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