Transport

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Of fumes and freight: why Australian cargo is increasingly being sent on trucks, not trains
The nation’s ageing and neglected railways are one reason trucking has seen major growth in spite of rising fuel costs and carbon emissions

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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NSW plan to offer emissions offsets with car registration sends wrong message, critics say
It ‘could undermine people’s intent to find ways to reduce emissions from driving. Offsets don’t really reduce emissions,’ climate scientist says

Graham Readfearn

27, Jan, 2023 @2:16 AM

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‘Tolls discriminate’: western Sydney residents face $60 a day levy to drive into CBD
Driving into central Sydney from city’s west costs almost twice as much as commuting from east and south of the city

Mostafa Rachwani

24, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Trams! They can be slow and sometimes they smell funny. Why do we love them so? | First Dog on the Moon
To feel the earth shake when a tram hurtles past is to know you are truly alive

First Dog on the Moon

23, Jan, 2023 @5:31 AM

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Snail rail: why are trams in Australian cities running slower than they were 100 years ago?
Sydney’s light rail network is among the slowest in the country, new analysis shows, and tram lines around the country share similar problems. Can anything be done to speed them up?

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘Undermine our road safety’: promised rewards for ‘safe’ NSW drivers criticised by experts
Labor and the Coalition promise to ease penalties for ‘low-level’ offences if they win the state election

Tamsin Rose

18, Jan, 2023 @7:26 AM

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China takes great leap forward in Australia’s car market with EVs leading the charge
Exclusive: Sales of Chinese-made vehicles increased 61% in 2022 with one industry expert saying companies are ‘innovating faster’

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

18, Jan, 2023 @12:06 AM

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Expanding electric vehicle charging network requires more government funding, advocates say
‘It covers most of Australia but lots of locations only have one or two chargers,’ BP Pulse business development manager says, as others call for greater public spending to reduce queues

Henry Belot

16, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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In justice’s blind spot: my dogged fight against Revenue NSW to preserve a clean driving record
When I was pinged for a nonsensical red light offence and fined $469, it wasn’t about the money, it was about the principle. Well, and the money

Elias Visontay

11, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Engineers to assess flood-damaged bridges on key WA route amid concerns some could take years to fix
Fitzroy River Bridge among those apparently collapsed after record flooding in state’s north destroys roads and isolates communities

Tory Shepherd

09, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Electric planes sound like a fantasy but they may be the future for short-haul in Australia
With net zero technologies for long-haul flights still far in the future, opportunities may lie with smaller operators

Royce Kurmelovs

08, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Bonza the ‘bogan’ airline has had a tough year – but it may finally be about to take off
A frustrating wait for approval to fly has left Australia’s new low-cost carrier on the sidelines as demand and airfares soar. Now the credibility of its brand faces the real test

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

06, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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