Categories
Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from November 2012

Is it the end of the month already? Here’s another post of old photos from ten years ago – November 2012. Block Place – another location that proves the point that many favourite places… don’t have cars. Ads on train windows, blocking the view. Thankfully gone, but still an issue on trams and buses. Perhaps  ... [More]

Categories
Politics and activism transport

Vic election 2022 wrap-up

Some random thoughts on the State Election result. Labor is back in government for a 3rd term, winning at least 52 seats, perhaps only down slightly from the last “Danslide” election. It underscores for me that despite widespread predictions of a COVID-19 backlash against the government, and Dan Andrews specifically, most people – even if  ... [More]

Categories
Politics and activism transport

The Big Build on pause

Nothing stops the Big Build… except for the election.

Categories
transport

Vic election 2022 policies compared

It’s just a week to go until the Victorian state election, and early voting has been underway since Monday. So how do the major parties compare on transport issues? Labor is trading off its record since 2014, with 67 level crossings removed, and projects currently funded and underway to get that number to 110. There  ... [More]

Categories
Retrospectives

Fifty-two

Not a transport post, but if you haven’t seen it, the PTUA State Election scorecard is out now. My paternal grandmother was born in Townsville to Chinese immigrant parents. My paternal grandfather was born in China but emigrated around 1900, prior to the White Australia Policy. So that they could travel overseas and be admitted  ... [More]

Categories
transport

Level crossings – November 2022 update

Here’s an update on the state of level crossing removals. I’ve done these lists before: 2020, 2018, 2017, 2014. They’re all based on the 2008 ALCAM list, which ranked Victoria’s level crossings by risk. It’s now pretty old, and rankings would have changed due to different road and train traffic growth, but it’s still the  ... [More]

Categories
Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from October 2012

Another in my series of ten year old photos, this time from October 2012… Well, except for this one from 29th September 2012, which I missed last month – a letter in the Herald Sun – the time I tried and failed to escape the PTUA! Thanks, Mr Surkitt. Spring Racing Carnival… and a train  ... [More]

Categories
transport

Parking permits and free Myki

If you donโ€™t want a parking permit, you can get a free Myki Pass instead.

Categories
transport

Fare revenue, and fare cut proposals

The Coalition addressing PT fares is welcome, but a more considered fare reform package is really what’s needed.

Categories
transport

Public transport fare caps

Why should only the wealthy be able to afford the discounts?

%d bloggers like this: