A recent damning report on probation shows the need to reassess outsourcing by the public sector.
The Commuter Car Park Fund announced in the budget sounds big, but is likely to create only around 30,000 extra spaces – a marginal benefit for Australia's 1.2 million daily public transport users.
Rail advocates often make the case that trains are a cleaner mode of transportation, but why is that so? And what would it take to expand rail in the U.S.?
Fuel cells are being touted as an alternative to costly electrification – but no one knows if they'll really be cheaper.
This attention grabbing policy has less to do with solving public transport problems, and more to do with the government’s nation-branding campaign.
With train fares looking set to rise, there are some simple rules you can follow to get the best value tickets.
We have forgotten how to be imaginative when planning our cities. Looking back into Melbourne's planning history, we might be able to find some inspiration to tackle rapid growth in a creative way.
Mathematical software designed to predict multiple outcomes could have helped reduce severe rail disruption.
Emmanuel Macron is driving through his neoliberal agenda by relying on French police forces renowned for their violence against ethnic minority citizens, protestors and migrants.
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.
A clock designed to work for 10 millennia is being built – but what is the point of it?
The real challenge is finding appropriate ways to invest in public transport that will not only take pressure off the system but also support improved travel on all modes, including cars.
The British government may reverse a 50-year-old railway policy.
As the Lac Mégantic rail disaster trial begins, here’s how technology can help prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed 47 people.
Ada, 7, wants to know why things close to the train windows zoom by really fast, while things further away seem to go by much slower.
Hey big spender – what will your project actually do for the public?
With 35 new inter-city routes shortlisted for testing, it's time to start taking hyperloop seriously.
Travelling to work can require as much water as you use at home.
The New Jersey Transit train that crashed in Hoboken didn't have a mandated auto-stopping safety system. Why not?
The government knows the system is a shambles – but refuses to admit that rail privatisation has failed.