Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is Transport Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

NSW Roads Minister claims vindication after report damns Sydney roads

Jacob Saulwick Roads Minister claims vindication for the state's transport strategy after a national audit listed seven Sydney roads among the country's 10 worst.

$53 billion congestion crunch looms warns Infrastructure Australia

Heavy traffic on Victoria Road.

Mathew Dunckley and Jacob Saulwick Audit spotlights transport networks as needing serious attention to cope with a growing population.

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Tourism & Transport Forum calls for end to work on rail system in Sydney during major events

Trackwork should not occur during major events, tourism advocates say.

Jacob Saulwick The state's tourism lobby says work on the rail system in Sydney should not occur during major events such as the Vivid festival.

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EXCLUSIVE

Secret report warns of Sydney light rail safety fatality risk

An artist's impression of the city leg of the planned eastern suburbs light rail line.

Jacob Saulwick Sydney's new tram line from the city to the eastern suburbs is projected to cause more than one fatality a year, according to secret research commissioned by the state government.

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Vivid Festival: Water taxis banned from popular wharves during busy Vivid nights

Lance Jones , owner of Majestic Water Taxi, says it's absurd that water taxis are to be barred from from the inner harbour during Vivid.

Jacob Saulwick Catch public transport to the Vivid Festival this weekend - but don't plan on a water taxi.

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Duncan Gay says no one would carry a fridge on a Sydney tram? Challenge accepted

A new mattress heads to its new home via public transport in Melbourne.

Jacob Saulwick Tell us the strangest item you've ever seen on public transport. (No ticket required.) 

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Roads Minister Duncan Gay: chattering classes are more of a pollution risk than trucks

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay:

Jacob Saulwick The roads minister says the chattering classes of the inner city produce more air pollution over Sydney than heavy vehicles.

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Roads Minister Duncan Gay admits to angry phone calls over WestConnex criticism

Committee of Sydney's Tim Williams:

Jacob Saulwick In Parliament this week, Roads Minister Duncan Gay offered an insight into what can occur when someone seen as part of the establishment criticises government policy.

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New South Wales

Federal budget 2015: Joe Hockey budget snubs new road, rail lines in Sydney and NSW

There is no new funding for public transport initiatives, despite calls for a rail line to the new airport at Badgerys Creek.

Jacob Saulwick Tony Abbott might want to be the "Infrastructure Prime Minister" but there was nothing new to show for it in Tuesday's budget.

Shorts are back and here to stay on Sydney Trains

Jacob Saulwick Gladys Berejiklian has left the transport portfolio, and it seems things are loosening up.

Epping to Chatswood rail disruption to last about a year

Train services will experience disruption for almost a year

Jacob Saulwick Train services in Sydney's northern suburbs would be disrupted for almost a year before the opening of the north-west rail link, under proposals recently approved by the state government.

WestConnex: New Sydney motorway to push toll to $11 per trip

Sunday morning traffic congestion heading north to the airport.

Jacob Saulwick Drivers will be forced to dig deep to use the WestConnex motorway after the government announced tolls on new motorways would rise at a minimum of 4 per cent a year.

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Eastern suburbs light rail: Council struggles to save park and old trees

An artist's impression of the city leg of the planned eastern suburbs light rail line.

Jacob Saulwick Greens councillor Murray Matson says discussions with Transport for NSW about moving the planned interchange at High Cross Park have been ''very positive''.

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Auditor-general Grant Hehir highlights state's $900 million in construction cost blow-outs

Jacob Saulwick The auditor-general has rebuked the state government for its management of major construction projects, citing $900 million worth of recent blow-outs.

'Mousetrap': Sydney trains sniff out graffiti vandals with new technology

Price tags: The state spent about $34 million last year removing graffiti.

Jacob Saulwick Sydney's trains are being fitted with sniffing technology to catch graffiti vandals in the act.

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NSW roads need billions of dollars more in maintenance: NRMA

NSW councils face a huge backlog in road maintenance funding, the NRMA warns.

Jacob Saulwick NSW councils face a $3.2 billion backlog in road maintenance funding, according to the state's motoring lobby,

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Committee for Sydney's Tim Williams backs down on motorway and WestConnex criticism

Committee of Sydney's Tim Williams:

Jacob Saulwick The chief executive of business lobby group the Committee for Sydney has apologised for his candid criticism of Sydney's toll-road agenda.

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Replace petrol taxes with pay-as-you-go road charging, experts say

Traffic congestion in Melbourne.

Jacob Saulwick The rise of fuel efficient cars will force governments to look for alternatives to petrol taxes, a roads conference heard on Monday, with advocates arguing instead for motorists to be charged...

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Badgerys Creek airport needs rail link, say Baird government, Qantas Group

Plane

Jacob Saulwick Pressure is mounting on the federal government to consider funding all or part of a rail line to the Badgerys Creek airport site.

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Design for Badgerys Creek Airport in works

Badgerys Creek road sign

Jacob Saulwick A detailed plan for a Badgerys Creek airport should be developed by the end of the year, and residents in the area should be able to scrutinise an environmental impact statement within months,...

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