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” »

WestConnex: Greiner’s folly – Part 1: A project overtaken by events

Nick Greiner’s WestConnex proposal would cost at least $15 billion and take more than a decade to complete. In this video series EcoTransit Sydney will show that that would be time and money tragically wasted. This video explains how per-capita vehicle use has fallen to the level of 20 years ago and total vehicle kilometres Read more about WestConnex: Greiner’s folly – Part 1: A project overtaken by events[…]

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 Sydney rail costs rip-off

Radio 2UE’s Stuart Bocking talks to EcoTransit Sydney Convenor Gavin Gatenby on 19 June 2012 about overcosting of rail projects in NSW. The interview covers the South West Rail Link and North West Rail Link projects and compares them to other notable rail projects. Media coverage continues with Elizabeth Farrelly covering the overcosting issue SMH: Read more about The Sydney rail costs rip-off[…]

The great rail infrastructure rip-off

EcoTransit Sydney’s Gavin Gatenby shows that new rail infrastructure costs in New South Wales have spiralled out of control over the last decade … to the point where prices are several times greater in NSW than they are elsewhere in Australia and internationally.

"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” »

Tickets sales rocket on airport line as prices plunge

SMH: Tickets sales rocket on airport line as prices plunge Jacob Saulwick (June 9, 2011)

It was once unloved and unused. But patronage on Sydney’s Airport Line, which has the only privately owned stations on the CityRail network, has exploded since the former Labor government started subsidising fares on two stations. Continue reading “Tickets sales rocket on airport line as prices plunge” »