Transport Sydney is an independent transport infrastructure news blog designed to bridge the gap between the daily news bulletins that are easy to read but often lack depth and the expert reports that are long and difficult to digest for the ordinary individual. It began in August 2011, with new posts being published roughly once or twice a week.
This is not part of the government or any other transport operator. Any questions about the transport system should be directed to the relevant operator or to Transport for NSW.
Topics vary, depending on what’s been in the news, but generally focus on transport projects that have been proposed or are under construction: the North West Rail Link/Sydney Rapid Transit, CBD and South East Light Rail, WestConnex, Badgery’s Creek Airport, and Opal all feature quite frequently. Where possible, this blog tries to stick to providing a balanced reporting of the news, with opinions clearly labelled “Commentary”.
The site is maintained by Bambul Shakibaei, a high school Social Science teacher and former accountant at KPMG. His views on transport and urban planning have been heavily shaped by transport consultant Jarrett Walker and Melbourne City Council urban planner Rob Adams. For day to day updates, news, and commentary you can follow Bambul on Twitter.
Guest contributors are welcome! If interested, please see the contact section.