Public transport

Article

11 Jul 2017

The release of 2016 Census data provides a good opportunity to reflect on the future growth of Australian cities. And what better example of the future to use than Tokyo?

Frequently the subject of futuristic visions, the city went through one of the world’s most rapid post-war population...

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Article

30 Jun 2017

Melburnians have been talking about a train to Tullamarine Airport since well before it opened. Now Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made clear his enthusiasm for an airport rail line, with or without state government support.

But these conversations need to move beyond the question of...

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Article

06 Jun 2017

A new report from Infrastructure Australia, Improving Public Transport: Customer Focused Franchising, and its associated technical report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), will have state and federal treasurers salivating. The accompanying press release is clearly intended to set their fiscal...

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Strategy

06 Jun 2017

As we face the future, the Queensland Government, in collaboration with local governments, is addressing two main reform tasks: to provide infrastructure, particularly at the core of our transportation system, to overcome current constraints and allow future extension and improvement of the...

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Briefing paper

08 May 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation.

Executive Summary

With Brazil struggling to revive its stagnant economy,...

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Article

01 May 2017

The politics of property prices are shifting rapidly beneath the Turnbull Government. After declaring that housing affordability would be the centrepiece of next month’s federal budget, the government has been backtracking.

The shift in rhetoric isn’t surprising. Despite all the talk of...

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Report

25 Apr 2017

Improving Public Transport: Customer Focused Franchising is the second paper of Infrastructure Australia’s Reform Series. It focuses on improving customers’ experience by exposing operation of government-owned bus and rail services to a competitive tender process, and selecting the best operator...

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Research report

23 Mar 2017

This report looks at the ‘new economy,’ (peer-to-peer markets) - specifically, ride-sharing services, and outlines options for regulation and taxi industry compensation.

Findings:

Ridesharing services are operating without licences and without being subject to regulation in...

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Working paper

15 Mar 2017

Participation in flexible contract work has increased dramatically over the last decade, often in settings where new technologies lower the transaction costs of providing labor flexibly. One prominent example of this is the ride-sharing company Uber, which allows drivers to provide (or not...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Accessibility of transport services can be influenced by a range of factors, and it is important to understand the role and influence of each of these factors in order to plan effective transport systems in urban, peri-urban and regional settings. Addis Ababa City is one of the fastest growing...

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Technical report

06 Jan 2017

Value capture is the public recovery of a portion of increased property and other value created as a result of public infrastructure investment. Capturing a portion of that value to fund transit projects is an increasingly viable and desirable option. TCRP Research Report 190: Guide to Value...

Commentary

Article

09 Dec 2016

Until recently, it was generally accepted that urban transport and land development needed to be planned in an integrated way, having regard to what city future was desired. Transport infrastructure investment would then help to achieve that city future.

While city planning was once a “...

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

Public transport is an essential service for many Victorians, and an effective transport system is critical to the state’s economic prosperity and liveability. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is responsible for managing the contracts with the operators that run the metropolitan passenger train...

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Article

30 Nov 2016

Drawing on the Spatial Network Analysis of Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) accessibility tool, this paper introduces comparative results of public transport network performance measures in 19 metropolitan regions in developed countries. These results are assessed typologically and...

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Research report

21 Nov 2016

The youth unemployment rate of 12.8% (trend rate) for October remains much higher than the rates before the global financial crisis – which were below 9%  – according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The rate has climbed steadily from the year’s low of 12.2% in January 2016. More...

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Discussion paper

17 Nov 2016

There are many conversations about cities being undertaken at present, reflecting the recognition that cities are important for our social, environmental and economic future. However, the topics largely remain fragmented, often failing to address inter-related issues. This Issues Paper argues...

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Research report

09 Nov 2016

Overview

Passenger train services for the Victorian public are an essential service, much like electricity, water, gas and port services. Train services rely on a range of systems and equipment, including control systems that monitor and control service delivery.

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Research report

02 Nov 2016

The WA Government is formulating ‘on demand’ transport reforms due to the emergence of ridesharing. To fully realise the benefits of ridesharing, these reforms require a framework that ensures safety and consumer protection, without unnecessary barriers to entry. In developing a regulatory model...

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Submission

02 Nov 2016

A common theme of  Victoria’s Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is getting more use from infrastructure by creating multipurpose, integrated and well-managed facilities. We agree, but emphasise this requires a different culture and approach by infrastructure owners to understand, collaborate...

Research report

23 Oct 2016

Over the past fifteen years, Australian governments have spent $28 billion more on transport infrastructure than they told taxpayers they would. The cost overruns amounted to nearly a quarter of total project budgets. Western Australia’s Forrest Highway between Perth and Bunbury cost nearly five...

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