Report

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS)

26 Sep 2012
Description

Current issues in this quarter report included perceptions of rail crowding and awareness of bus rapid transport within Australia.
Some of the report highlights:
Infrastructure increases as highest priority national issue
In the September 2012 quarter, 8% of Australians nominated transport and 13% nominated infrastructure as one of the two highest priority issues in Australia today.
Public transport the highest priority for transport 
Over half (51%) of Australians said that the highest priority issue for transport in Australia is public transport improvements, followed by road improvements (27%).
Transport not changing in local area 
55% of Australians said that transport in their local areas is the same now as one year ago, down from 56% in the March 2012 quarter (the last survey period).
Low level of confidence about local transport in short-term
Only 17% of Australians said that transport in their local areas will be better in one year’s time.
Views stable on transport in Australia in short-term 
20% of Australians think that transport in Australia will be better in one year’s time, down from 24% in the March 2012 quarter.
Australians confident about transport in Australia in longer-term 
Australians continue to be more confident that transport in Australia will be better in five years than in one year, with 43% thinking that transport in Australia will be better in five years.

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