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  • Applying Best Practice in Public Transport Planning to an Urban Ferry System 14 Nov 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Robin Sandell

    Sydney’s ferry system is a much loved part of the city’s public transport network. But is there a way to make ferries more useful for customers and to have them operate at less cost to the taxpayer?

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  • Corridor Protection for Infrastructure and Transport 26 Oct 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Peter Thornton

    Infrastructure Australia (IA) recently released a paper in its reform series entitled “Corridor Protection” in which the case is argued for effective corridor protection for future infrastructure projects. In particular, the argument is advanced that the cost of acquiring the land needed to build tomorrow’s infrastructure is much less, in discounted cash flow terms, than would need to be expended in the future when, potentially, the land needed for such corridor may have been crowded out by urbanisation and other higher forms of land use. Read more

  • Road pricing reform – a getting started idea 03 Oct 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By David Hensher and Michiel Bliemer

    While it is recognised through numerous inquiries and research related activities that road pricing reform is necessary if we are ever to tame traffic congestion to ‘acceptable’ levels, and the theory is well established on how to price travel under congested conditions, the challenge has always been on how to get started in a way that can demonstrate the merits of a reform scheme without having to have a total system implementation. Read more

  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and modal capacity shortfall 31 Aug 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By David Hensher

    Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is talked about a lot as the new approach to delivering transport services that are better tailored to the needs of travellers than the existing modal services that, with exceptions, do not allow switching between all possible modes. Read more

  • Sharing must work in a transport future 31 Jul 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Corinne Mulley and John Nelson

    Doesn’t everyone think that sharing is a good idea – especially for everyone else? Of course there is always an element of “I know that if everyone else shares I won’t have to” Read more

  • The high cost of housing and how to reduce it 12 Jul 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Michael Bell

    There is a debate about whether the current high cost of housing in Australian cities like Melbourne, and especially Sydney, is caused by excessive demand or insufficient supply. Read more

  • Shrinking supply chains, greater welfare? 28 Jun 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Michael Bell

    Recent tectonic shifts in the global economy are challenging the ocean container shipping sector. Read more

  • Australians want insurance against the burden of old age 26 Jun 2017

    The Conversation

    By Susan Thorp

    Professor Susan Thorp wrote a piece for The Conversation on the urgent need for increased funding for aged care facilities. Read more

  • Alex Malley has been asked to get dressed, now CPA Australia must clean house 26 Jun 2017

    Australian Financial Review

    By Sandra van der Laan

    Professor Sandra van der Laan wrote an article for the Australian Financial Review about whether CPA Australia will enter the equivalent of voluntary administration after the CEO’s contract was terminated Read more

  • Autonomous Cars: Placing them in Context 14 Jun 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By David A. Hensher and John Stanley

    The Roads Australia National Conference  in Sydney (May 31, June 1, 2017) had a lot of presentations on autonomous cars  (ACs); and despite some suggesting we should go directly to level 5 fully  autonomous cars (in next few years), and with 5G communications we will then  also solve safety and have no congestion on our roads, some of us question this Read more

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