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Port Phillip Bay seabed set to sail into private hands when port is leased

Adam Carey Vast stretches of Port Phillip Bay, including the heads between Point Nepean and Queenscliff, are likely to be transferred into private hands next year when the Port of Melbourne is leased to pay for...

Melbourne taxi industry flailing, even as service standards rise

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  Taxi drivers are seen biding their time  as they wait their turn at the Taxi Holding Area at Melbourne Airport on August 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Jesse Marlow/Fairfax Media) Generic taxis; taxi cabs.

Adam Carey After three years of painful industry reform, Victoria's taxi drivers are better trained and better behaved, but there are fewer of them and those in the job have been finding work harder to come by.

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Millions blown on bungled freeway-port link that would worsen gridlock

The view of the current Webb Dock redevelopment from Williamstown.

Adam Carey Melbourne faces "localised gridlock" on the West Gate Freeway after new roads into the Port of Melbourne are built, with average peak-hour speeds on the city's busiest road forecast to fall to a...

Giant container island plan for Port Phillip Bay in bid to boost port sale value

The view of the current Webb Dock redevelopment from Williamstown.

Adam Carey A giant artificial island for container ships to dock at could be built in Port Phillip Bay, just off the coast of Williamstown, as part of secret plans Treasury is considering to entice bidders to...

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Super-size my tram: 45-metre trams foreshadowed for Melbourne's busiest routes

The new E-Class trams are still being rolled out across Melbourne.

Adam Carey Melbourne's future will be one in which giant trams almost as long as Olympic swimming pools glide along crowded inner city tram lines that were first laid when streetcars not much bigger than a...

Hardship handout for taxi licence owners driven to poverty by industry reform

Taxi drivers can now lease a licence from the government for as little as $22,700 a year.

Adam Carey Small-time taxi licence owners who were hit the hardest by recent taxi industry reforms will share in a $4 million hardship fund to be handed out by the Andrews government.

Private sector called on to fund multibillion-dollar Melbourne Metro rail tunnel

Adam Carey The Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will be built as a public-private partnership, with the state government on the hunt for investors who are willing to finance much of the $9-$11 billion project...

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Mysterious flag on Princes Freeway overpass removed by police

The Princes Freeway/Point Cook Road overpass in Laverton.

Adam Carey Police were called to a bridge on the Princes Freeway in Laverton just after Point Cook Road, city bound, after reports of a banner on the bridge about 3am.

Port of Melbourne lease hits choppy waters as opposition threatens to block it

A container ship moves through the shipping channels in Port Phillip Bay.

Adam Carey Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has given the opposition a December deadline to back the multibillion-dollar sale of Melbourne's port or he will bypass Parliament and sell the major state asset for a...

Redesign of deadly highway intersection takes heavy toll on native trees

An artist's impression of the Ravenswood interchange near Bendigo.

Adam Carey Work is beginning this month on a $86 million interchange 20 minutes south of Bendigo on the Calder Highway, but concerns have been raised about the environmental management of the project.

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Myki set to be the ticket to ride on airport SkyBus

Travellers will soon be able to use myki cards to travel on the SkyBus to Melbourne Airport.

Adam Carey Getting to the airport by public transport will soon become a touch easier, with moves under way to connect the 25-minute SkyBus service to myki.

Passengers' myki credit helps earn public transport system a cool $4 million

Myki credit earns interest for PTV

Adam Carey Load up your myki cards with plenty of credit, Victoria.

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Melbourne congestion map a case of stuck in the middle with you (and everybody else)

 Traffic congestion on Hoddle Street.

Adam Carey Few suburbs in Melbourne are as rich in public transport as Northcote.

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Melbourne Metro to close busy city streets for up to three years, including Domain Road

Major streets and roads will be closed for up to three years to build Melbourne Metro.

Adam Carey The construction of five new subway stations in inner Melbourne will take five years and force the shutdown of some city streets for more than half that time as almost two million tonnes of rock and...

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Two Belgrave line level crossings next to go on Labor's hit list

The Andrews  government plans to remove 20 level crossings in Melbourne in its first term and a further 30 by 2022 if it is re-elected.

Adam Carey As two more level crossings on the Belgrave line in Melbourne's outer east are targeted for removal, rail shutdowns and delays for commuters are under attack.

Road deaths: No time for sleep on TAC journey towards zero toll

The TAC is steering away from the raw shock tactics of its past campaigns.

Adam Carey The Transport Accident Commission is steering away from raw shock tactics in its latest advertising campaign.

Breath testing: Could alcohol interlocks be fitted to all Australian vehicles?

Volvo's alcohol interlock: The universal application of interlocks would ultimately save many lives, the report argues.

Adam Carey To reduce the road toll, alcohol interlocks should be fitted to every vehicle in Australia, requiring all drivers to breathe into the anti-drink driving device before turning the ignition, a report...

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All-night weekend public transport kicks off at New Year's with new name

New logo for 24-hour weekend pubic transport

Adam Carey Trains will run hourly all night on all major metropolitan lines, though not through the City Loop.

Melbourne's rail commuter crush worsens, even as Metro rips out seats

Metro trains is breaching passenger limits on morning and evening peak hour trains.

Adam Carey Peak-hour overcrowding on trains has got significantly worse this year, new data reveals, with the biggest crowd crushes mostly being felt on lines in Melbourne's north and west.

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Trams and pedestrians win, motorists lose in planned Acland Street makeover

Adam Carey A plan to ban car parking on Acland Street in St Kilda and turn its southern end into an open air plaza, closed to traffic, will be voted on by Port Phillip City Council in December.

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