Opinion article* published in The Herald written by Dr Gary Ellem at the University of Newcastle.

SOMETHING we don’t hear a lot about in the transport debate is how to plan for and exploit the emergence of new technologies.

In some ways this is understandable. We hold our governments accountable  over a relatively short three- to four-year election cycle which tends to favour off-the-shelf technologies that are well known to the community, have lower risk and can be substantially implemented within that time period.

But is this the right approach?  And could there be advantages for a region that is willing to take on the challenge of being a transport innovation test bed?

Read the full opinion article in The Herald

* Opinion pieces represent the author’s views.