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Drug busting HMAS Toowoomba heads home

Adam Carey Commander Cath Hayes of HMAS Toowoomba talks about months of boarding ships and searching for drugs as they sail home for Christmas.

Trains: Running faster down the line

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Adam Carey The government has done a reasonable job getting trains to run on time but not without a cost to passengers, writes Adam Carey.

Trains are working better but seating not guaranteed

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Adam Carey Melbourne commuters agree train services have improved, but some lines are overcrowded and no relief is in sight.

Victorian state election: Napthine's health pitch intensifies

Health pitch: Denis Napthine has announced several proposed health initiatives.

Josh Gordon, Adam Carey and Julia Medew Denis Napthine has racheted up the Coalition's health pitch by promising a $98 million expansion of the Northern Hospital in Epping and more neonatal intensive care services for seriously ill babies.

Driverless cars closer than you think

BMW driverless car

Adam Carey Self-driving cars could be mainstream in Australia within a generation, ferrying people from point to point using a mix of in-vehicle smarts and powerful cloud computing that could potentially slash...

First asylum boat for new year

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Adam Carey The Australian navy has reportedly intercepted a boat filled with asylum seekers in waters north of the Northern Territory coastline.

Logistics chief: Governments pay too much heed to residents over industry

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Adam Carey Governments too often favour residents' complaints about noise and the environment over the needs of industry, a senior transport chief warns.

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All aboard Metro's train simulator

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Adam Carey Controllable weather, real-life sound effects - it's a perfect world on Metro's driver training simulator.

Rise in fires and mechanical failure fan truck maintenance questions

Cootes tankers at their Spotswood depot.

Adam Carey Fire and mechanical failure now cause more serious truck crashes on Australian roads than driver fatigue, a report by the nation's leading insurer of heavy vehicles has found.

Children drive their parents to distraction

Adam Carey Parents who drive with young children in the back seat spend an average 18 per cent of driving time with their eyes off the road, researchers have found.

Bite the bullet: Japan keen to introduce its train

 Okajima, General Manager of Central Japan Railway Company.

Adam Carey Gen Okajima is waiting for a train. He knows it will not arrive soon, not even in the next few years, but he is not feeling anxious or impatient. He says it will come once Australia is ready for it.

Light rail cheaper than high-speed

Annandale, Sydney. Annandale Postcode 2038. Rozelle Bay, Light Rail stop is popular with commuters. Photo: Quentin Jones. 20 Sept 2012.

Adam Carey HIGH-SPEED rail will never be a reality in Australia unless it can be built at the ultra-low cost of $10 million a kilometre, the head of Melbourne's train operator says.

Literary journal appoints new editor

Adam Carey Meanjin will have a new editor in March, when deputy editor Zora Sanders steps up to replace current head Sally Heath.

Tribunal to investigate truck driver safety

A truck driving through Yarraville.

Adam Carey Retail giants Coles and Woolworths will be among the first businesses to have their transport safety standards put under the microscope by a new industry tribunal, in response to fears that truck...

Metro accused of bullying train victim's mother

Dianne Dejanovic

Adam Carey Campaigner Dianne Dejanovic's son Christian was killed at a St Albans level crossing.

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Tunnel chaos prompts call for federal road funding

Pictured is new Transport Minister Terry Mulder in his office  - to go with Clay Lucas feature  Picture by Pat Scala Thursday the 13th of January 2011 AGE NEWS  TERRY MULDER

Adam Carey Transport Minister Terry Mulder urges Labor to back east-west link.

Make room: transport survey

Overcrowding on public transport is now a bigger issue for many than travel times or fares.

Adam Carey Almost two-thirds of Australians believe investment in public transport is more important than investment in roads, a survey has found.

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Activist: time to touch off

Daniel Bowen

Adam Carey Daniel Bowen is stepping down as president of the Public Transport Users Association.

Fears new truckie pay tribunal could strangle industry with red tape

Adam Carey, Clay Lucas A new national tribunal with the power to set pay rates for truck drivers in the name of preventing crashes could instead strangle transport companies in red tape, industry watchers have warned.

Truck plan could backfire


Adam Carey and Clay Lucas A new tribunal will set pay rates to try to discourage drivers from working unduly long hours.