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  • The problem with Australian trains
  • The problem with Australian trains
    Jenny Mealing ©

The problem with Australian trains

In July 2014, a report denouncing the money wasted on Australian road infrastructure was leaked. Despite these investments, over 1 in 3 Australians consider their roads to be worse than those in other developed countries – but the real loser has been public transport.



  • Bridj is streamlining your commute Bridj is streamlining your commute

    Packed carriages, noisy buses and hot trains can make it difficult to be productive during your commute. Bridj is hoping to change that with its luxury Wi-Fi-equipped shuttles. And by dynamically choosing the best route based on big data analysis, it's cutting down commute times too.

  • Article image Urban Engines: making commuting more efficient

    Congestion in cities is a global problem. There are roughly 4 million vehicles in Bangalore, and the average worker in London spends around 227 hours a year commuting. Using crowdsourced data, Urban Engines is helping cities to become smarter, less congested and more efficient.

  • Mapping angry commuters Mapping angry commuters

    “Stuck on a baking Tube, late, hate the Central Line. Think driver has gone to sleep!” People love sharing their transport miseries on social media, but while it may make them feel better for a minute, they will probably run into the same problem on the next day's commute.

  • Get rewarded for avoiding traffic Get rewarded for avoiding traffic

    Tired of spending your commute to work stuck in traffic jams? Urban Engines hopes to solve this problem by incentivising people to use less congested routes. It uses algorithms to help cities determine key congestion areas, and rewards commuters for avoiding them.