ITLS in the News

  • Qantas announces it will buy eight Boeing Dreamliners on back of $975 million pre-tax profit 20 Aug 2015

    Channel 9 News and NBN

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Channel 9 News and NBN interviewed Dr Rico Merkert about Qantas' plan for eight new 787 Dreamliners following a $505 million cash return for shareholders.

  • Geoffrey Clifton on 9 News 19 Aug 2015

    9 News

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed about transport planners in NSW using information from Opal cards to determine commuters' traveling behaviours.

  • A fair tax to pay for hospitals and schools 18 Aug 2015

    ABC Radio National

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Hensher in a story about options for increasing revenue including raising the rate of GST and doubling the Medicare levy.

  • Are public transport fares more expensive in Australia than anywhere else? 13 Aug 2015

    Staff Member: Corinne Mulley and Geoffrey Clifton

    A recent Deutsche Bank study  led the Sydney Morning Herald to claim that 'getting from A to B on public transport costs more in Australia than anywhere else'. The Deutsche Bank study compares “the minimum public transport fare” (p.10) “for single rides” on ‘tube rails or mono rails’ or suburban rail for cities without a metro (p.11) and Table 1 shows Deutsche Bank figures for selected cities around the world:

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  • GST card could offset increased tax charge 03 Aug 2015

    ABC NewsRadio, 4BC Brisbane, 6PR Perth and 2GB Sydney

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Professor David Hensher was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio, 4BC Brisbane, 6PR Perth and 2GB Sydney about a proposal for the introduction of a GST card.

  • Etihad performs a perfect flight 25 Jul 2015

    The National

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Dr Rico Merkert has been interviewed by The National (newspaper of Abu Dhabi, UAE) on the environmental performance of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and key environmental trends in aviation more generally.

  • 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.

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