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

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.

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

Melbourne's ring road

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

Artist's illustration of the proposed East West Link.

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...

New tram super stops prove a bridge to easier access

Tram stops along Swanston street.

Adam Carey Melbourne, meet your new tram super stops.

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

Wheelchair taxi

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.

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

Artists interpretation of the proposed east west link.

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

Bike path on the East West link.

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...

Labor floats plan for giant pier out into Port Phillip in its Bay West port plan

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Adam Carey Labor is considering building a giant, hook-shaped pier stretching about eight kilometres into the sea as a way to make good on its proposal to build a new container port in the west of Port Phillip...

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Toll road 'cheese stick' move mooted to save houses from East West Link

Citylink

Adam Carey and Aisha Dow The “cheese stick” that symbolically welcomes CityLink traffic to Melbourne could be shifted 80 metres north in a last-ditch change to the design of the East West Link that has been...

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Drivers who park in clearways in peak hour run big risk as VicRoads boosts tow truck patrols

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Adam Carey People who park in peak-hour clearways will run a bigger risk of having their vehicle towed and impounded, with VicRoads launching a fresh assault after being given a $1.

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Public Transport Victoria officer Barry Wells admits accepting cash for contracts

Barry Wells

Adam Carey A public servant at the centre of an investigation into alleged bureaucratic corruption has admitted he accepted cash in exchange for awarding multiple contracts and expressed surprise that he got...

Public the biggest losers in corruption case, IBAC chief says

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Two mid-level public servants who rigged tenders and inflated contracts for Victorian public transport projects effectively stole taxpayers’ money and damaged public confidence in the...

Napthine government out to recoup Transurban windfall from freeway widening project

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Picture by Wayne Taylor
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Citylink Domain tunnel opens to traffic this afternoon after being closed all day.

Adam Carey The Napthine government stands to recoup half of the revenue that CityLink operator Transurban has reaped from increased traffic movements generated by the $1.