I was out of the country when it happened but belatedly now want to express my sadness of the passing of Paul Mees. Paul and I did not see eye-to-eye on some transport issues (e.g. congestion pricing) but I strongly supported his endorsement of the key role of public transport. He had a far more refined knowledge of the practical character of private and public transport issues in Melbourne than I ever did or will have. I liked the fact that he was a transport visionary and a wonderful public transport advocate. Paul was disgracefully treated by the University of Melbourne and worked most recently at RMIT.
Paul was 52. A sad loss.