ITLS in the News

  • Train patronage soars in inner Sydney but falls in the outer suburbs 22 Mar 2016

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Geoffrey Clifton about the decline in commuters on Sydney’s train network.

  • Road rage: why do bike riders make car drivers see red? 18 Mar 2016


    Staff Member: Matthew Beck

    SBS published an article authored by Matthew Beck for the Conversation about why motor vehicle drivers experience road rage with cyclists.

  • David Hensher on 2UE Sydney 16 Mar 2016

    2UE Sydney

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Professor David Hensher was interviewed on 2UE Sydney about a proposed national road pricing system.

  • Renaissance of the railways? 16 Mar 2016

    SBS Radio

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Rico Merkert was interviewed on SBS Radio (German) about recent rail business developments in Australia with Deutsche Bahn International involvement, including Canberra Metro, Sydney's North West Rail Link and freight (DB Schenker).

  • David Hensher on Channel 9 Sydney 15 Mar 2016

    Channel 9

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Channel 9 Sydney interviewed Professor David Hensher about the Infrastructure Australia report which recommends the Federal Government considers a national system of road pricing.

  • Our PM is a transport agnostic – Hallelujah! 14 Mar 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: David Brown

    Transport planning has been unduly affected by a range of thinking that is not independent analysis, but rather a fundamentalism whose passion for a particular mode of transport has verged on religiosity. It is good to promote transport based on meeting people's needs not on the passionate feelings for one mode of travel. Read more

  • Geoffrey Clifton on ABC Northern Tasmania 08 Mar 2016


    Staff Member: Geoffrey Clifton

    Dr Geoffrey Clifton was interviewed on ABC Northern Tasmania about the balance between existing operators and ride sharing company Uber.

  • Infrastructure Banks: The solution to Australia’s infrastructure problems. 08 Mar 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Alastair Stone

    Australia’s infrastructure financing, policies and investment planning institutions at Federal, State and Local levels are a dog’s breakfast of institutional arrangements. This article addresses the problems in the institutional arrangements that an “Infrastructure Bank” model could solve. Read more

  • Market Rules: Rebalancing power to restore fairness 03 Mar 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Alastair Stone

    We all share the goal of a growing economy with wealth for all not just the few.  The Federal Government’s response to the Harper Report on Competition Policy Review is a recent example of activity on the economic policy front in pursuit of that goal.  Inherent in that report and other reviews such as into tax arrangements, is how the term “market” is used.  This discussion is about how the current use of this term has hidden many changes in the economic framework and what we need to do to restore fairness. Read more

  • Draconian new bike laws won't improve safety 01 Mar 2016

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    Staff Member: Stephen Greaves

    The Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Stephen Greaves about new cycling regulations which come into effect today.

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