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TRANSPERTH נPASSENGER SUBSIDY: 4 Dec

 400. Hon Ken Travers to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport:

(1) What was the net average subsidy cost per passenger for bus services provided by Transperth?

(2) Do any individual bus services provided by Transperth have a net average subsidy cost of greater than $20 per passenger?

(3) Does Transperth intend to cut or reduce any bus services?

(4) If yes to (3), which routes or individual bus services will be cut or reduced?


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AUSTRALIAN ROAD RULES MAINTENANCE GROUP נONE-METRE PASSING LAW: 10 Dec

588. Hon Ken Travers to the Attorney General representing the Minister for Police:

(1) Has the National Transport Commission convened a meeting of the Australian Road Rules Maintenance Group to discuss the "One Metre" law?

(2) If yes to (1), when and what was the outcome of the meeting?

(3) Who represented Western Australia at that meeting?

(4) If no to (1), when will this meeting occur?


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329 US Coal Units Are No Longer Cost-Effective

Climate Progress, 10 December 2013

Aging and inefficient plants, competing energy sources, and the looming reality of climate change are all catching up with the coal industry. According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists — updated from 2012 numbers — as much as 17 percent of coal-fired power in the United States is already uncompetitive, just compared to natural gas and using mid-range estimates.

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Huge ‘ghost airport’ put up for sale at bargain price

The Age, 11 December 2013

A huge airport in central Spain that cost one billion euros ($1.5 billion) to build but has not received a commercial flight since 2011 went up for auction Monday for just 100 million euros. With a runway long enough to land an Airbus 380, the world's largest airliner, and a capacity to handle 10 million passengers per year, the airport at Ciudad Real some 200 kilometres south of Madrid, has become a symbol of Spain's real estate bubble.

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US PIRG report finds reduced driving and rates of car commuting in most populous US urbanized areas

Green Car Congress, 8 December 2013

A new report by the US PIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group details reduced driving miles and rates of car commuting in the US’ most populous urbanized areas, as well as greater use of public transit and biking in most cities. The average American drives 7.6% fewer miles today than when per-capita driving peaked in 2004.

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Should we expect public transport to perform like a car?

Crikey, 6 December 2013

Public transport provides significant social benefits. But we shouldn’t expect it to be as convenient or as fast as a car. It’s not private transport; it’s public (i.e. shared) transport.

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TRANSPERTH נPASSENGER SUBSIDY: 4 Dec

400. Hon Ken Travers to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport:

(1) What was the net average subsidy cost per passenger for bus services provided by Transperth?

(2) Do any individual bus services provided by Transperth have a net average subsidy cost of greater than $20 per passenger?

(3) Does Transperth intend to cut or reduce any bus services?

(4) If yes to (3), which routes or individual bus services will be cut or reduced?

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Trial complete: electric vehicles can work in Australia

The Conversation, 2 December 2013

Australia’s first electric vehicle trial has been completed. It ran from early 2010 to the end of 2012 with 11 electric Ford Focus and 23 fast-AC charging bays (Level-2). We found few technological barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia, but government incentives for early adopters and government programs for the roll-out of fast-DC charging stations would help Australia fully embrace these cars.

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Big news for rail from both sides of parliament

T&L News, 28 November 2013

At the recent AUSRail Conference, both sides of politics made big announcements regarding rail projects, although the projects are wildly different.

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JODI, Canada and the IEAӳ Position On Peak Oil

Peak Oil Barrel, 29 November 2013

The JODI data came out a few days ago. Below is JODI World Total C+C with EIA data used for countries not reporting to JODI. I use EIA data also for Venezuela and Iran because JODI uses data reported by these two countries which is political and inflated by about one million barrels per day by Iran and half a million barrels a day by Venezuela.

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