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David Hensher - Newsroom articles


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

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    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

  • How More Self-Driving Cars Could Make Traffic Worse And Cost Us More Money 25 Sep 2017

    HuffPost Australia, Wheels Magazine, ITWire, The Register (UK), WOW (US)

    HuffPost Australia, Wheels Magazine, ITWire, The Register (UK) and WOW (US) reported on research from the Business School into Australia’s attitudes towards self-driving cars, which would contribute to traffic congestion on roads. Professor David Hensher from the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies was quoted.

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

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    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

  • Time for toll road charge overhaul, say experts 29 Jul 2017

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Professor David Hensher was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about the increase in toll roads around Sydney.

  • David Hensher on ABC Illawarra 26 Jul 2017

    ABC Illawarra

    Professor David Hensher was interviewed on ABC Illawarra about toll roads, including the new F6 extension between Sydney and Illawarra.

  • Sydney’s toll roads: Expert confirms drivers are getting ripped off 11 Jul 2017

    The Daily Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph quoted Professor David Hensher on toll roads in Sydney and whether drivers are prepared to pay more if time savings were guaranteed.

  • How do you make toll roads fairer? 11 Jul 2017

    2UE Sydney, 2GB and ABC Radio

    Professor David Hensher was interviewed on 2UE Sydney and 2GB about different ways to operate toll roads. ABC Radio Sydney mentioned Professor Hensher was quoted in the Daily Telegraph about the topic

  • Sydney commuters spending more than $8000 a year on toll roads 10 Jul 2017

    The Daily Telegraph

    The Daily Telegraph quoted Professor David Hensher on the number of toll roads in Sydney and whether road users should be compensated if journey time is not what is promised.

  • Why touted public transport savings from competitive tendering are too high 16 Jun 2017

    Urban Melbourne

    Urban Melbourne republished an article from The Conversation by John Stanley and David Hensher about why estimations of public transport savings from competitive tendering are too high.

  • Autonomous Cars: Placing them in Context 14 Jun 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    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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