advice from the sound hound
Jade Beagle offers commentary on Australian transport issues drawing on thoughts from John Austen.
Roads 1, 2 and 3: introduce some issues in roads policies.
Audit: provides some background to the submission to Infrastructure Australia.
Sydney fares submission: raises some aspects to be considered in the review of Opal card fares.
Sydney: deals with some issues regarding transport and arguments for Constitutional change.
Governance: provides background for forthcoming articles on substantive transport issues.
Federal urban transport prelude: identifies some broad policy direction.
Commonwealth urban transport?: more detail on federal urban transport
Transport policy post Williams: summarises Commonwealth urban transport
Zombie road apocalypse: rounds out roads in 2015
Sydney 2 post monorail exhibit 1: makes some suggestions to improve and extend bicycle policy
High speed rail a note: identifies some quirks with the recent official high speed rail studies
A better mousetrap? reviews the Grattan Institute's work on transport investment
Big things in transport: offers some advice for the 2016 election campaign
Sydney 2 exhibit 2 Toucheth not the monorail: looks at some practical issues about Commonwealth involvement in urban transport projects
High speed rail where to: gives some suggestions about restarting high speed rail proposals in Australia
If only governments spent what they collected from roads: looks, yet again, at this argument
Mousetrap 2: updates and expands on a better mousetrap
Road pricing: is a simple guide to the discussion
Higher speed rail, why Newcastle?: considers some comparative aspects of a proposal for high speed rail Sydney to Wollongong
High speed rail again!: raises some questions regarding the CLARA proposal
Road reform: accompanies the road pricing article and looks at road funding challenges
Australian infrastructure plan: suggests improvements to the plan
Time for Federal action? Newcastle port: considers the restrictions on Newcastle port included in the recent privatisations
Update on a sell-out: update on Newcastle port privatisation
Urban railways and developers: offers some caution about developer led railways in big cities
Yawn: looks again at claims about 'road reform'
Western Sydney rail submission: is a submission to the Commonwealth/NSW scoping study October 2016
Its time: is about the Commonwealth/NSW western Sydney rail scoping study
Toucheth not the monorail: western Sydney rail provides background to the submission
Toucheth not the monorail: (Sydney) metro summary business case considers the summary and west metro announcement.
Roads - another deficit year considers the latest official road spending and revenue data
A bad day on the East Hills line tries to give some perspective about public commentary
Badgerys Creek considers some western Sydney transport issues
Some thoughts on NSW ports offers some comments on recent bloggings
Data: is a submission to the National Transport Commission on 'who moves what where'
Beagles paws 1 provides some observations about the energy situation
Austral obscura 1 suggests abolition of the Transport and Infrastructure Ministerial Council as the first step in a national rail policy;
Austral obscura 2 provides more details for 1.
Macro-micro, Westconnex and westies considers the paradox of macro-economic experts calling for more infrastructure while projects underway are criticised
Freight 1 offers some principles for freight policy
Debt: the good, the bad and the ..... points out a flaw in the 2017 debate about 'good' and 'bad' Commonwealth debt
Quo vadis..... notes a disparity between flashes of modern thinking by the Prime Minister and the usual infrastructure monologue
Doubling up... considers the May 2017 discussion about Badgerys Creek rail and the role of the Commonwealth
Meddling..... suggests how the Commonwealth might 'meddle' in big city rail
Hume highway.... what needs to be done to stop its misuse
Heavy vehicle price regulator submission - submission to Commonwealth departments
Weird scenes outside the gold mine - reviews Infrastructure Australia's report on public transport franchising
A job for Hollywood Harold - advice on the next stage of 'road reform'
Freight and logistics - submission to the 2017 Commonwealth departmental inquiry
Earth to Canberra - we have problems looks at corridor protection
Sideshow alley - more on corridor protection
Earth to Canberra 2 - looks the Infrastructure Australia's published evaluation of Sydney Metro
Sydney salutes the toilet gang - the 30 minute city and echoes of localism
Wonderland! Glory and Evaluation - asks for an update to the evaluation of Westconnex
The dog that didn't bark - a curious aspect of the Maldon-Dombarton rail proposal
All things must pass - the Australasian Railways Association national plan