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David Hensher - Newsroom articles

  • 'Logical' for WestConnex link to Sydney Airport to be built last, says top bureaucrat 22 May 2017

    Canberra Times

    Professor David Hensher was quoted in an article by the Canberra Times on the WestConnex project and the various factors to consider when implementing a road toll charge.

  • David Hensher on Radio National 18 May 2017

    ABC Radio National

    Professor David Hensher was interviewed on Radio National about the potential benefits of road pricing for traffic congestion.

  • Rapid transit forum to detail opportunities, advantages 08 May 2017

    The Daily Telegraph, Manly Daily

    The Daily Telegraph and the Manly Daily mentioned that Professor David Hensher will feature at an upcoming forum on rapid bus transport.

  • 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

    Business Day

    Professor David Hensher was quoted by Business Day (South Africa) about alternatives to e-tolls to fund road construction in South Africa.

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

    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.

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


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

  • Autonomous Vehicles and Implications for Future Transport Systems 02 Feb 2017

    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.

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