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The great freight task: is Australia's transport network up to the challenge?

20 Aug 2007
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This report of the inquiry into the integration of regional road and rail networks and their interface with ports found that many of Australia’s ports suffer from deficiencies in their transport and logistics infrastructure. The deficiencies include: missing supply links; a lack of rail capacity; bypasses, lack of ring roads or road and rail loops needed to reduce traffic congestion in port approaches. Predictions indicate that the freight task will double by 2020. This means bold measures will be needed to equip the transport sector to deal with that growth. It is important that emerging technologies are incorporated into Australia’s transport network as quickly as possible.

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