The Australian Automobile Association's (AAA) latest Transport Affordability Index report shows the average Australian family is paying almost $700 more for road and rail transport than this time last year - an average of $17,464.
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The average Australian family is spending up to $22,000 every year to get around, according to the Australian Automobile Association.
The AAA commissioned Australia's first Transport Affordability Index to track transport affordability by analysing tax, tollways, public transport and finance costs as a proportion of average household income across states and territories.
If a trial planned for next year goes as planned, we could be tapping our bank cards instead of an Opal card to travel on NSW's public transport network.
Mastercard has spoken in support of the plan, stating that Sydney is "the perfect city" to lead the charge for transit contactless technology in Australia, stating "this will also make Sydney more appealing to international visitors and help boost local tourism," Mastercard said in a statement.
A few years ago, Williamsburg resident and real estate entrepreneur Dan Levy went skiing and marvelled at the efficiency of the mountain's new gondola lift. The cabins were so large that he felt like he was on a New York City subway car. And then it dawned on him: Why not build a gondola lift in the city?
Transport for London has released another alternative version of the Tube map — and it's actually really useful. The London transport manager has created a 'Walk the Tube' map, which shows how long it takes to totter between stations.
What's worse than a long, cramped train journey? A long, cramped train journey without a smartphone to distract yourself with. But for artist Robin Lee, leaving his phone in his pocket may have been a more sensible option, as charging his device through a London Overground train's power socket unexpectedly led to his arrest.
The self-driving car is still a little way off hitting the mainstream, but when it does it could change the way we travel around our cities. Certainly design consultancy IDEO thinks so, if these concepts are anything to go by.