The development of suburban infrastructure depends on political, technical and financial priorities. A train derailment in an Italian suburb has highlighted the need to retrofit infrastructure.
Efforts to curb railroads' monopoly power in the 19th century hold lessons for 21st-century policymakers and internet giants alike.
Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to school, work or stores, but many can't get the service they need. 'Uberizing' transit by offering more options on demand could fill the gaps.
As the Lac Mégantic rail disaster trial begins, here’s how technology can help prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed 47 people.
South Africa needs to review its approach to rolling out Bus Rapid Transit systems as the current model is proving to be too expensive and unsustainable.
Subways seem like the perfect solution to improve air quality in cities. But what about air quality underground?
Victoria offers lessons in the benefits of integrating metropolitan and regional planning, using regional rail to shrink distance and ease the pressures of growth on our big capital cities.
The rail project may well help get more commuters into the CBD, but offers few benefits for the parts of the broader metro area where most population growth is occurring.
A rail link is a big step towards transforming transport access and land use in ways that will enable a much bigger city to remain liveable. And Melbourne can learn from Sydney about this.
Estimated cost savings for rail and bus franchising from Infrastructure Australia and PwC will have government treasurers salivating. Problem is, the figures are almost certainly far too high.
To ease the stress of commuting, don't ditch the bus – just make it smarter.
Turning 18 could be your ticket to a European adventure – literally.
With 35 new inter-city routes shortlisted for testing, it's time to start taking hyperloop seriously.
There are no quick fixes.
The Australian government should look to the private sector to fund, develop and run more urban rail projects.
Many of Britain's railway employees, customers and bosses are unhappy at the state of the nation's services.
The private consortium CLARA is proposing a high speed rail network between Sydney and Melbourne paid for by value capture but it still relies on the benefits outweighing the costs.
High-speed rail is now a well-established technology and Australia needs it, as long as the project ticks all the boxes needed to deliver both private and public benefits.
The government knows the system is a shambles – but refuses to admit that rail privatisation has failed.
A fast rail link between Sydney and Melbourne was first proposed in 1984. So why haven't we done it yet?