ITLS in the News

  • New Airbus and Boeing Aircraft Could Make Non-Stop Sydney-to-London Flights a Reality 06 Apr 2017


    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    Professor Rico Merkert was quoted by Fortune about aircraft capable of flying non-stop commercial flights from Sydney to London.

  • Visible hands or invisible hands – who should build the ports in developing countries? 03 Apr 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Xaiowen Fu

    The general decline in shipping and trade has put huge pressure on ports, as they have significant sunk/fixed costs and rely on shipping carriers to bring in cargo. With huge investments and associated risks, it is often difficult for the private sector to undertake very large port investments independently, especially in developing countries with relatively less efficient capital markets. Read more

  • Safety concerns rising, confidence declining in transport 30 Mar 2017

    Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin and NT News

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    Professor David Hensher was quoted in Transport and Logistics News, the Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin and NT News about an ITLS study which has found less than 50 percent of Australians consider roads to be relatively safe.

  • Can autonomous vehicles become sexy? 28 Mar 2017

    Sydney Business Insights

    Staff Member: Matthew Beck

    Sydney Business Insights republished an article by Matthew Beck about whether autonomous vehicles will be able to appeal to a wide audience.

  • David Hensher on ABC Mid North Coast 27 Mar 2017

    ABC Mid North Coast

    Staff Member: David Hensher

    ABC Mid North Coast interviewed Professor David Hensher about the results of the Transport Opinion Survey regarding Australians’ perceptions of road safety.

  • This formula predicts how open cities are to ride-sharing 24 Mar 2017

    Mashable (US), Yahoo! (UK, India)

    Staff Member: Matthew Beck

    Mashable (US) and Yahoo! (UK, India) quoted Dr Matthew Beck from the Institute of Transport and Logistics about a formula for predicting how open cities are to ride-sharing.

  • Don’t rule out Australia enforcing a modified electronics ban on flights 22 Mar 2017

    The New Daily

    Staff Member: Rico Merkert

    The New Daily interviewed Professor Rico Merkert on the merits of banning laptops on flights.

  • Michiel Bliemer on ABC Radio Sydney 21 Mar 2017

    ABC Radio (Sydney)

    Staff Member: Michiel Bliemer

    Professor Michiel Bliemer was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the history of Australian road tolls and whether tolling has relieved traffic congestion.

  • Feds inject funds to explore digital, evolving vehicle technologies 08 Mar 2017


    Staff Member: David Hensher

    The Director of the ITLS, Professor David Hensher, was quoted in CIO about the government's investment in intelligent transport systems research.

  • The benefits and beneficiaries of urban tollroad expansion 03 Mar 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Staff Member: Christopher Standen

    After a nine-month investigation into the WestConnex tollroad, the Auditor-General has found the Commonwealth Government committed billions of taxpayers’ money to the scheme without appropriate advice. He also indicated that the funding did not provide value for money for taxpayers, and did not protect the government’s financial interests. These findings raise the question: if the scheme is a bad deal for taxpayers, then exactly whom does it benefit? Read more

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