Andrews to splash $16.5bn on Melbourne mega freeway
Victoria’s Andrews government will splash out $16.5 billion on a “mega freeway” connecting Melbourne’s northern fringe with its eastern suburbs, as it makes a play for votes with a blockbuster infrastruct ...
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WestConnex: Responding to Population Needs, Easing Congestion and Creating a Better Connected Sydney
To help relieve mounting pressure on Sydney’s main roads, the NSW Government invested in WestConnex, Australia’s largest transport infrastructure project costing some $17 billion, which will widen and extend the M4, duplicate the M5 East and join them together to form a continuous, free-flowing 33 kilometre western bypass of Sydney’s...
Streamlining Network Operations & Easing Congestion with Smart Technology
Ahead of the Congestion & Urban Mobility Summit 2017 we chat to Wayne Harvey, Manager of the Smart Journey Systems Group which look after VicRoads’ arterial road network ITS infrastructure, which is valued at about $1 billion and comprises all traffic signals along managed motorways and network road aids. In...
Developing a Connected, Flexible and Sustainable Transport Network for Brisbane’s Future
The latest travel time report published earlier this year by the Brisbane City Council proves congestion on Brisbane’s major local roads was getting worse with congestion levels up 3% across the network since last year and traffic crawling at a mere 27 km/h on 18 key corridors during the morning...
5 Congestion Busting Strategies Employed by Australian Cities
Ahead of the Congestion & Urban Mobility Summit 2017 we look at key congestion-busting strategies employed by city and state councils and further explore the affect these strategies will ultimately have on congestion, commute times and city-wide connectivity.
Inner-west traffic to worsen up to 300 per cent due to WestConnex, study shows
Commuters making the rat run through Sydney's inner-west will face increasing congestion as a result of the WestConnex motorway, as new modelling reveals peak hour traffic will triple in volume on some local streets over the next five years.The traffic study, commissioned by the Inner West council, predicts hundreds of additional cars will...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledges $100 million for Bennelong transport interchange
MALCOLM Turnbull will today pour $100 million into the Bennelong electorate to build a major transport hub, as the Liberal Party fights to hold onto the seat to secure a governing majority.
Has spending on roads spun out of control?
The premier we elected to ditch a planned toll road is now making a name for himself as one of the state's great road builders.Running against Denis Napthine and his East West Link in 2014, Daniel Andrews did all he could to paint himself as the "transformational" public transport premier-in-waiting.
M1 congestion to cost millions unless new highway is built to the Gold Coast
THE M1 car park will cost Gold Coast workers travelling to Brisbane more than $400 million in lost wages each year unless a solution is found to the gridlock.The estimated congestion cost is conservative because it only assumes delayed travel times on the Pacific Motorway will be extended by 30...
RACQ urges massive funding on roads and public transport to prevent choking congestion
MOTORING group RACQ has added pressure to the Government for a massive overhaul of roads and public transport claiming the southeast was facing choking congestion unless funding was allocated.Its top 10 transport projects included the development of the Cross River Rail, a north-south urban arterial to relieve pressure on the...