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Taxi fares to increase day and night

Adam Carey The cost of catching a taxi is set to rise by up to 30 per cent next month after the Napthine government decided to raise fares for the first time since 2008.

Dredging blow to port plan

PORT PHILLIP BAY and DREDGING and QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS
Photo shows the Dredger The Queen of The Netherlands dredging at the opening of Port Phillip Bay.
Photo by Jason South for THE AGE
31st July 2008

Adam Carey Port Phillip Bay faces massive dredging on a scale never before attempted in Australia, at a cost of billions, if Labor follows through on its policy to build a new container port between Avalon and...

Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

Train at Wallace

Adam Carey and Jason Dowling Victoria's biggest public transport project, the $4.8 billion Regional Rail Link, will not truly achieve its aim of untangling the tracks currently shared by Metro and V/Line trains, because of a...

East West Link buys time, but won't solve traffic woes, says authority

East West Link

Adam Carey The authority for the East West Link says traffic on Alexandra Parade will have returned to today's heavily congested levels by 2031, but that traffic on the road would be more than 10 per cent...

Premier Denis Napthine's cheap fares pledge surprises transport operators

New beeline tram in Melbourne

Adam Carey The Napthine government's announcement that outer suburbs commuters will pay cheaper zone 1 fares and that tram travel in the CBD and Docklands will be free drew a lukewarm response from public...

Public transport shake-up: operators kept in dark about government's decision

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Adam Carey None of the train, tram and bus companies that operate Melbourne's public transport system were consulted or even told about the Napthine government's decision to change the ticket zoning system and...

Push to bill drivers for usage to fund new projects

Adam Carey Australians could be billed for road use as they are for using electricity, gas and water under a proposal to completely change the way transport projects are funded.

Disabled train and tram passengers forgotten

Luba Grigorovitch

Adam Carey and Henrietta Cook Passengers with disabilities are being left stranded on Melbourne's trains and trams because drivers ''forget'' to help them off at their requested stop or station, an inquiry has heard.

Bike lanes give false sense of security, officer says

Adam Carey and Deborah Gough Confusion about Melbourne's ill-defined network of bike lanes is putting cyclists in harm's way, Victoria's most senior bicycle police officer says.

Cyclist-dooring man 'not proud' of reaction

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Adam Carey The man who faces possible charges after opening a taxi door in the path of a cyclist on Monday says the collision was not his fault but he regrets behaving belligerently after the incident.

Police urged to charge passenger after cyclist car-doored in CBD

Doored cyclist abused and called 'disgusting' (Thumbnail)

Adam Carey Victoria Police are being urged to investigate a collision in Melbourne's CBD involving a cyclist and a man who opened the passenger-side door of a taxi into the rider's path.

Public Transport Victoria plans to expand cross-town buses

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Adam Carey A network of more than 30 bus routes running every 10 minutes would criss-cross much of Melbourne within less than a decade under ambitious plans produced by Public Transport Victoria.

'Absolutely idiotic': police investigate train-jumping teen

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Adam Carey Police are investigating an incident in which a teenage boy was filmed jumping from a moving train for a prank and then bragged about it on Facebook hours later.

Melbourne public transport: Tram, train, bus users stranded with unusable data

Adam Carey The inability to use Google to plot public transport journeys in Melbourne has long been a source of frustration, made all the more galling by the fact that it can be done in every other Australian...

East West Link to hit peak capacity by 2031: expert

East West Link

Adam Carey Traffic on the East West Link in the morning peak is expected to have slowed to 20-30 km/h by 2031 as worsening congestion pushes the road close to capacity just 12 years after it is due to open.

Government bows to pressure from home owners affected by the East West Link

East-west link

Adam Carey The cost of acquiring property to build the East West Link is set to increase by millions.

Dandenong rail line on track for years of disruption

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Adam Carey Passengers face the prospect of several years of severe overcrowding and declining reliability.

Footscray's Shepherd Bridge bridge in urgent need of repairs, says report

Shepherd Bridge, Footscray

Adam Carey One of Melbourne's most important road bridges is in urgent need of work so both trucks and cyclists can continue to use it safely, an expert report given to the Napthine government has found.

East-west viaduct coming and Kensington residents want out

Bent st Apartments

Adam Carey The owners of dozens of new apartments in a converted warehouse in Kensington have implored the Napthine government to buy them out because their homes will be just 14 metres from an elevated road...

Shifting Melbourne Metro rail tunnel west a 'catastrophe': Doyle

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Adam Carey and Jason Dowling The proposed Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will still deliver passengers into the city centre, despite the Napthine government's recent decision to scrap plans to tunnel beneath Swanston Street.