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Giant visitors outgrow Port Phillip's channels

Adam Carey From between the heads of Port Phillip Bay, the Prominent Ace, a giant container ship, is a blip on the horizon that could be mistaken for a whitecap.

Overcrowding soars on Melbourne's busiest train, tram routes

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Adam Carey The level of overcrowding on Melbourne's trains has jumped significantly this year, new data shows, with almost one in two peak-hour commuters on the city's worst affected lines forced to squeeze...

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Doubters fear signal upgrade won't work on Melbourne's old and complex rail network

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Adam Carey A half-billion dollar plan to run trains every two minutes along Melbourne's busiest railway line using cutting-edge high-speed signalling is in doubt because of fears the technology will not work on...

Glenroy bike lane abandoned after motorists rip out bollards

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Adam Carey A northern suburbs council that built a novel separated bike lane on a residential street has been forced back to the drawing board after furious motorists twice ripped out bollards that had reduced...

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Local train maker cut out of the loop in Napthine government's multibillion-dollar rail boost

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Adam Carey The next generation of Melbourne trains could be built by a Chinese government-owned rail giant with strong ties to MTR, Metro's Hong Kong parent company, which is also majority owned by the Chinese...

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CityLink founder warns 'wrong way, go back' on East West Link

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Adam Carey It was the turn of the 1990s, Victoria's economy was as lank as Kurt Cobain's hair and civil engineers were scratching around for work.

New tram super stops prove a bridge to easier access

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Adam Carey Melbourne, meet your new tram super stops.

Taxi regulator puts 24 wheelchair taxi operators out of business over unpaid fees

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Adam Carey The Napthine government’s taxi industry regulator has put 24 wheelchair taxi operators out of business for failing to pay their licence fees, ordering them to hand in their plates on Monday.

Contested East West Link business case tantalisingly close

Labor is challenging the Napthine government's refusal to release documents relating to the East West Link.

Adam Carey It was the closest anyone but cabinet and a select few public servants has come to seeing the business case for the East West Link.

Mernda rail extension plans on the drawing board

Adam Carey Plans for a new rail line in Melbourne’s booming outer north are quietly being drawn up by the Napthine government, just three months out from a state election in which transport issues are...

'Missing link' in freeway network tops RACV election wishlist

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Adam Carey Political parties vying for power in November's state election must commit to building the "missing link" freeway between the Metropolitan Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway if they want the backing...

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Third option emerges for Labor's Bay West port

The orange-bellied parrot.

Adam Carey The orange-bellied parrot, one of Australia’s rarest birds, could again up-end plans for a major project in Victoria, after a study found it likes to feed at a Port Phillip Bay site Labor is...

Councils' East West Link legal challenge deferred until after election

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Adam Carey A legal challenge that two inner city councils have launched against the East West Link is under a cloud after the trial date was deferred until mid-December, more than two weeks after the state...

Eaglemont's Boulevard of broken bitumen much preferred to freeway link of driver dreams

Ivanhoe residents want to keep the Boulevard in a state of disrepair.

Adam Carey It's one of the worst roads in Melbourne, and it snakes through two of Melbourne's most exclusive suburbs.

Wyndham bus network overhaul planned for 2015

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Adam Carey Melbourne bus services will get a serious boost early next year when five new, higher-frequency routes start up in time with the opening of the Regional Rail Link between Werribee and the CBD.

Legal challenges to the East West Link - potent threat or a political posture?

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Clay Lucas, Adam Carey, Jane Lee Legal difficulties and questions over the East West Link cost-benefits, risks and transparency continue to mount.

Cycling link for Melbourne's north-east in doubt

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Adam Carey A $30 million bicycle link through Melbourne’s north-east that planning experts have urged the Napthine government to build as part of the East West Link is under a cloud after Planning...

Transport Department staff funnelled public money to their children, IBAC hearing told

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Adam Carey Transport Department staff were alerted as early as 2010 that project officers in the department were awarding lucrative contract work to companies run by their own children, but took no action, an...

Two Victorian public servants in IBAC probe over $25 million in contracts

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Adam Carey Senior staff in Victoria's former Transport Department and in Public Transport Victoria set up family companies that won about $25 million in contracts from those departments over seven years, the...

Public Transport Victoria pair filmed exchanging $30,000 in cash, IBAC hearing told

Adam Carey A project officer at Public Transport Victoria was filmed being handed up to $30,000 cash by a former colleague outside PTV's Docklands headquarters in November, in fresh evidence presented at the...