EcoTransit News: WestConnex – $15 billion down a hole!

EcoTransit News: WestConnex – $15 billion down a hole! (October 2015) If it were ever completed, WestConnex would be the biggest underground motorway system anywhere in the world, and certainly, per kilometre, the most expensive. This gigantic project, which would take at least 10 years to finish, is being forced on the NSW taxpayer at a time when the Read more about EcoTransit News: WestConnex – $15 billion down a hole![…]

New pedestrian bridge for Moore Park

An artist's rendering of the Albert Tibby Cotter bridge

An artist’s rendering of the Albert Tibby Cotter bridge

AltMedia: New pedestrian bridge for Moore Park by Christopher Harris August 27, 2015

Plans to build another pedestrian bridge just a few hundred metres from the controversial Tibby Cotter Bridge near Moore Park have been slammed by transport lobbyists Ecotransit. Continue reading “New pedestrian bridge for Moore Park” »

The Cable car at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Source: sydney.com

Locals slam cable car system

The Cable car at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Source: sydney.com

The Cable car at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Source: sydney.com

AltMedia: Locals slam cable car system June 18, 2015

Locals have criticised the proposal for a cable car system across Sydney Harbour as an ineffective plan to ease traffic in the Bays Precinct and city. The proposed 3.4 kilometre cable system would transport commuters to stations at Rozelle Bay, White Bay Power Station, White Bay cruise terminal, Pyrmont and Barangaroo in under five minutes. Continue reading “Locals slam cable car system” »

An artist's impression of the CBD and South East Light Rail project

Alternative light rail plan dismissed

An artist's impression of the CBD and South East Light Rail project

An artist’s impression of the CBD and South East Light Rail project

ALtMedia: Alternative light rail plan dismissed November 21, 2013

Transport for NSW has dismissed an alternative plan for the CBD and South East Light Rail project, but community group People Unite Surry Hills has vowed to respond by registering an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Continue reading “Alternative light rail plan dismissed” »

A Millenium train at Museum Station / Photo: Marcus Wong/Wongm's Rail Gallery

New calls to complete Eastern Suburbs Railway

A Millenium train at Museum Station / Photo: Marcus Wong/Wongm's Rail Gallery

A Millenium train at Museum Station / Photo: Marcus Wong/Wongm’s Rail Gallery

AltMedia: New calls to complete Eastern Suburbs Railway May 9, 2013 

Controversy over the CBD and South East Light Rail project has reignited debate about the incomplete Eastern Suburbs Railway line, with Surry Hills residents claiming its completion could negate the need for the light rail project. Continue reading “New calls to complete Eastern Suburbs Railway” »

An artist's impression of light rail on Oxford St

Fresh impetus for Oxford St light rail

An artist's impression of light rail on Oxford St

An artist’s impression of light rail on Oxford St

AltMedia: Fresh impetus for Oxford St light rail April 25, 2013 

Local political and business leaders have vowed to continue the fight for light rail along Oxford St, despite the State Government’s decision to build Sydney’s first new light rail lines since the year 2000 on Devonshire St instead of Oxford St. Continue reading “Fresh impetus for Oxford St light rail” »

Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb

Artist Impression of Parramatta Road Light Rail

Artist Impression of Parramatta Road Light Rail

SMH: Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb Jacob Saulwick August 23, 2012

Trams would be returned to Parramatta Road, running from Broadway as far west as Strathfield under a proposal from a public transport advocacy group.

The proposal, from EcoTransit, comes amid renewed interest in transport options for the inner west, with the state government also set to consider motorway options for the struggling arterial corridor. Continue reading “Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb” »

"The current contract is convoluted and opaque" ... Gavin Gatenby, EcoTransit. Photo: Quentin Jones

What’s stopping the light rail? An old piece of paper

"The current contract is convoluted and opaque" ... Gavin Gatenby, EcoTransit. Photo: Quentin Jones

“The current contract is convoluted and opaque” … Gavin Gatenby, EcoTransit. Photo: Quentin Jones

SMH: What’s stopping the light rail? An old piece of paper Jacob Saulwick September 17, 2011

Commuters are feeling the impact of another poorly designed public private partnership, as a stand-off between the NSW government and the operator of the light-rail line delays construction of the 5.7-kilometre extension through the inner west. Continue reading “What’s stopping the light rail? An old piece of paper” »