Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

NSW state election 2015: Penny Sharpe encouraged to return to upper house

Jacob Saulwick Labor's Penny Sharpe, formerly the party's transport spokeswoman, is being encouraged to reclaim her old seat in the NSW upper house.

NSW state election 2015: Live blog, Friday March 27

NSW election dinkus NSW decides

Jacob Saulwick The NSW state election 2015 live blog brings you all the news you need to know as voters prepare to head to the polls.

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NSW state election 2015: Transport workers distrust management, fear the sack

Transport minister Gladys Berejiklianhas made a virtue of overhauling middle and senior management in transport organisations.

Jacob Saulwick According to the NSW Transport Minister, public transport users are increasingly happy with the quality of services. But according to a large chunk of transport workers, things are getting worse.

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NSW state election 2015: Live blog, Thursday March 26

Election watch: Mike Baird and Luke Foley on Wednesday.

Jacob Saulwick The NSW state election 2015 live blog brings you all the news you need to know as voters prepare to head to the polls.

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Duncan Gay wanted to ban all car-share spots on the street, get rid of gardens for parking

Car sharing is on the rise in Australia.

Jacob Saulwick All car-share parking spaces would be removed from inner city streets, and garden beds would be made over as parking spots, under policies requested by Roads Minister Duncan Gay.

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NSW state election 2015: Labor attacked for highlighting public transport losses

Jacob Saulwick The NSW Coalition has launched a new wave of attacks on Labor's commitment to public transport, after shadow treasurer Michael Daley criticised the level of funding new rail lines will need.

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Labor transport spokeswoman Penny Sharpe promises to build inner west greenway bike path

Jacob Saulwick A NSW Labor government would build the long-desired greenway bike path between the Cooks River and Iron Cove in Sydney's inner west.

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Remove Mike Baird and you remove Tony Abbott, Luke Foley tells the faithful

Promising change: Labor leader Luke Foley  attends a Labor rally at Burwood on Sunday with Victorian premier Daniel Andrews and NSW deputy opposition leader Linda Burney.

Jacob Saulwick According to Luke Foley, NSW voters have the opportunity for a two-for-one at Saturday's election.

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Truncated Parramatta Road public consultation cost almost $2 million

Chockers: Parramatta Road near Flemington Markets.

Leesha McKenny and Jacob Saulwick It was the strategy on which the hopes and dreams of the inner west would be projected, and on which, seemingly, no expense was spared.

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NSW election: Labor and Coalition's transport policies run on parallel lines

Boom time: Macquarie Park station brought growth to the area

Jacob Saulwick It's the major issue at the March 28 election but both the Liberals' and Labor's transport policies have experts scratching their heads and warning that getting around Sydney is unlikely to get any...

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Bus drivers say Opal card readers are breaking down daily

Opal Public transport card being used on the 333 Express bus from North Bondi.  Opal card user, Andrew Prakash, boarding the bus. Photo: Peter Rae Thursday 13 February, 2014.

Jacob Saulwick Sydney's bus drivers say they are encountering an increasing number of gremlins in the Opal Card system, claiming that ticket readers are breaking down more than they ever have.

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UberX drivers hauled through the courts, as Uber appeals to public for support

Ube app being used.

Jacob Saulwick Drivers for the fast-growing ride-share service UberX are increasingly being hauled through the courts in NSW, where they could face fines up to $110,000 per offence.

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NSW State government says no plan to hand Moore Park to SCG Trust

Battle for ground: The Waratahs train at Bus Loop Oval in Moore Park.

Jacob Saulwick The state government says it has no plans to hand greater control of Moore Park to the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust, amid speculation in the area that a land grab could be...

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What you need to know about WestConnex, the biggest road we've ever seen

An artist's impression, looking southwest, of the WestConnex project's King Georges Road interchange.

Jacob Saulwick What is WestConnex and what are its benefits?

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NSW Election 2015: Labor attacked for unfunded promise of new rail links to Badgerys Creek

Labor Leader Luke Foley making his  infrastructure announcement  in Luddenham with Anthony Albanese.

Jacob Saulwick and Anna Patty Rail users would be able to catch a train to a Badgerys Creek Airport from two lines the day the airport opens, under a Labor policy that has been immediately attacked for not including any funding.

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Opal access? New car parks for Western Sydney stations could be restricted to rail commuters

Gladys Berejiklian.

Jacob Saulwick With more people wanting to catch public transport than ever, parking is a huge issue and a re-elected Coalition government would build six new car parks, Gladys Berejiklian says.

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NSW Government slams Labor's plan to defer stamp duty for first home buyers

 NSW Premier Mike Baird.

Jacob Saulwick The Baird government has rubbished a proposal by Labor leader Luke Foley to allow first home buyers to defer stamp duty payments, saying it could create a financial trap for young families.

Mike Baird promises new trains and ferries for Parramatta, but you might have to wait

NSW Premier Mike Baird, Parramatta MP Geoff Lee and NSW Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian leave Parramatta Station after announcing new transport measures  on Monday.

Jacob Saulwick Commuters will have to wait until 2017 or 2018 for two extra morning services the Baird government is promising between Parramatta and Central.

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Tony Abbott and Mike Baird turn first sods for WestConnex

 Prime Minister Tony Abbott and  Premier Mike Baird at Granville on Sunday.

Jacob Saulwick Prime Minister Tony Abbott says  NSW motorists will soon be "singing in their cars" as he appeared alongside Premier Mike Baird for the first time in the state election campaign to tout the...

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Domestic violence register could lead to increased not guilty pleas, privacy experts warn

Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Women Pru Goward support the creation of a domestic violence register.

Rachel Olding and Jacob Saulwick A proposed registry for domestic violence offenders could encourage more perpetrators to plead not guilty in court and further draw out proceedings, privacy experts warn.