Adam Carey

Adam Carey

State bypasses roads body on east-west link

16/01/2013 EAST 37406 MPIE and FRAE
Picture by Gary Sissons. 
Photo taken on Peninsula Link at the rear of Frankston Golf Course between Skye rd and Frankston Dandenong Rd.
Transport minister terry mulder addresses the media with Premier Edward Norman

Adam Carey Toll road has no prospect of getting recommendation for federal funding this year.

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GPS to catch Metro copper thieves

Metro train.

Adam Carey Metro will trial the use of GPS tracking nanotechnology to catch copper thieves who cost the rail operator about $1 million a year and shut down railway lines, causing immense disruption to commuters.

The crushing truth: Metro's loaded language

Crowded train

Adam Carey Have you been 'crush loaded' lately?

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Distracted parent drivers at higher crash risk

aking eyes off the road to face children increases a driver’s risk of crashing

Adam Carey Parents who drive with young children in the back seat spend an average 18 per cent of driving time with their eyes off the road, Melbourne researchers found.

Changes fail to win over drivers, operators

taxi

Adam Carey and Eleanor Spring Government claims taxi drivers will be among biggest winners from package of reforms, but there was precious little gratitude around the ranks.

Cabbies' pay set to jump in taxi shake-up

Taxi.

Adam Carey Melbourne taxi customers will pay more on weekends and taxi drivers will need to pass a knowledge test as part of swinging reforms to the industry.

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No environmental assessment needed for east-west link: minister

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Josh Gordon and Adam Carey Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has ruled the east-west link will not require a strict assessment under national environmental laws.

State 'ignored' metro project: Albanese

Tunnel.

Henrietta Cook and Adam Carey Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese accused the State Government of purposefully ignoring the extensive work which had been jointly undertaken on the Melbourne Metro project.

Warning on high tunnel toll

The probability that many motorists would baulk at such a steep toll and take other roads instead will put pressure on the government to toll the Eastern Freeway, the study's authors predict.

Adam Carey Tolls on planned east-west link would have to be three times the current cost of an average trip on CityLink for the project's investors to make a profit, a study has found.

Alarm bells sounded over rickety freeway noise walls

Adam Carey Noise walls along a Monash Freeway off-ramp in Malvern are so deteriorated that sections are at risk of collapse.

Council blocks radical Chapel St bike lane plan

Cyclist

Adam Carey A promise to reduce the high number of bicycle crashes on one of Melbourne's busiest inner-city streets is in limbo after a local council rejected a radical bike lane design proposed by government...

Motorists driven to distraction by their own devices

Devices in the car

Adam Carey More than 1000 people are predicted to die or be seriously injured on Victorian roads in the next five years due to driver distraction from in-vehicle technology such as car stereos, GPS devices or...

Rail works cause peak-hour chaos

Metro train.

Adam Carey and Caroline Zielinski Peak-hour commuters hit by combination of long delays, over-crowded trains and substitute bus services as Metro attempts to complete its already delayed rail works.

Fare evasion blitz on trams, buses

A Myki machine at Southern Cross Station on Spencer Street, Melbourne.

Adam Carey Ticket checks will become more common across the public transport network under a new government push to cut fare evasion to 7 per cent.

Airport set to fly into the big time

Avalon Airport from the air 25th of February 2004 The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO SPECIAL AIRPORT

Adam Carey Avalon is poised to become Melbourne's second international airport after the Australian and Philippines governments cleared the way for direct flights in and out of there.

Doubt over assessment of Napthine's road plan

Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder

Adam Carey An assessment of the economic credentials of the east-west road link was given to the Napthine government just two weeks ago, throwing doubt on its chances of being properly assessed by...

V/Line misses punctuality targets every month

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Adam Carey V/Line, the state's regional rail operator, has missed its monthly punctuality target on every intercity line in the state every month for the past six months.

Walkers stand to win right of way

Green light for pedestrians

Adam Carey Pedestrians will take priority over cars on Melbourne's city streets if the council backs a progressive road safety plan on Tuesday.

VicRoads approves extra bike lane on busy bridge

Swanston Street bicycle lane.

Adam Carey A plan to double the width of the bicycle lanes on Princes Bridge by removing two lanes of car traffic has been given a major boost after VicRoads approved the idea.

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Cyclists complain of buses' return to Swanston Street

A tourist bus parked illegally on Swanston Street.

Adam Carey Tourist buses are back, five years after they were banned following the death of a cyclist.

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