Melbourne, transport

Ferries and underground railways!! … But why?

Yet again we have public figures extolling the virtues of technology over service in public transport. Underground railways Jeff Kennett thinks underground railways are the panacea: "If I was able to wave a magic wand even now, I would start the planning for an underground rail system," he told the Australian Property Institute Pan Pacific Congress in Melbourne on Tuesday. "It would co

Politics and activism, transport

Baillieu and the Clearways

Seems the more cynical (especially on the left) are panicking about the new Coalition government in Victoria, including with regard to public transport -- trams in particular. Remember Kennett! Well no, hold on. Baillieu is not Kennett, this is not 1992, and the economy is not stuffed. There is no mandate nor need to drastically cut government debt, nor cut government spending. And unlike