David Hensher - Newsroom articles
Toll Roads – a view after 25 years 27 Apr 2017
ITLS Thinking Outside the Box
Tolled roads in Australia have been around now for over 25 years (excluding bridge crossings) and have created camps of supporters and dissenters. Have they delivered value for money (to whom?) and have they reached their use by date as a preferred way to fund and deliver road infrastructure? In looking back over 25 years this think piece crystallises some of the key elements of the toll road journey, raising questions about whether it is time to transition away from road-specific pricing to network pricing reform. Read more
Sanral looks to toll alternatives 21 Apr 2017
Professor David Hensher was quoted by Business Day (South Africa) about alternatives to e-tolls to fund road construction in South Africa.
Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin and NT News
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.
David Hensher on ABC Mid North Coast 27 Mar 2017
ABC Mid North Coast
ABC Mid North Coast interviewed Professor David Hensher about the results of the Transport Opinion Survey regarding Australians’ perceptions of road safety.
The Director of the ITLS, Professor David Hensher, was quoted in CIO about the government's investment in intelligent transport systems research.
ITLS Thinking Outside the Box
The rapid development of autonomous vehicles (AV) has prompted considerable speculation on how these vehicles will ‘revolutionise’ the future of cities’ transport systems. It has been suggested that a large-scale adoption of AV would lead to safer roads, congestion-free cities and more public spaces as vehicles can be shared, and hence fewer parking spaces are needed. However, it is far from clear if these visions are likely to be realised and what this might imply for the future transport networks and policy agendas. Read more
David Hensher on 10 Eyewitness News 03 Nov 2016
Ten Eyewitness News
TEN Eyewitness News (Sydney) interviewed Professor David Hensher about a proposal to remove timetables for Sydney’s bus network.
David Hensher on Channel 7 News 01 Nov 2016
Channel 7 News
Channel 7 News (Sydney) interviewed Professor David Hensher about the widening of the M4 motorway and the high concentration of toll roads with the WestConnex, NorthConnex and M4.
The Daily Telegraph
Professor David Hensher was quoted in the Daily Telegraph about the NSW Government’s investment in the F6 motorway connecting Sydney’s south to the broader motorway network.
Aussies back Uber-type services 07 Oct 2016
Government News reported on a new study by the Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), which found a preference for Uber and Uber-type ride sharing services amongst travellers. The article quoted Professor David Hensher.