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Reconsidering light rail for Hobart

Light rail is a planning tool, not simply a mode of transport, says Peter Newman [20 October 2015 | Peter Boyer] There’s a Climate Tasmania public forum in Hobart this evening that wants participants to think outside the square in … Continue reading

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Is rail an antidote to spreading tarmac syndrome?

Transport is Tasmania’s largest source of carbon emissions, so any idea that promises to reduce car usage is very welcome. The proposal to re-open Hobart’s northern suburbs rail line for commuter transport is now getting the attention it deserves. 9 … Continue reading

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