Public transport

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25 Feb 2018

This report argues that Australia should revamp how it selects major transport projects, so that governments can better know which new roads and railways are worth building and avoid squandering billions of dollars of public money on the wrong projects.


21 Feb 2018

This project summary provides information about the contractual and commercial aspects of the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel and stations Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Research report

31 Jan 2018

In the last ten years, transit use in Southern California has fallen significantly. This report investigates that falling transit use. The authors examined patterns of transit service and patronage over time and across the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) region, and consider an array...


30 Jan 2018

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has conducted a major review of fares for public bus services provided by private bus operators in rural and regional NSW. We have determined the maximum fares to apply for the determination period – 5 March 2018 to...

Policy report

4 Jan 2018

This report argues that while emissions from transport have historically risen with economic growth, modal shift away from motor vehicle travel, a reduction in trips and trip lengths, and increased energy efficiency offer pathways for emission reductions.

Journal article

20 Dec 2017

The popularity of public transport especially rail-based transit in urban areas replacing the role of motorised transport has been widely discussed. Among rail transit options, the modern tram is considered as one of the most efficient modes of transport with significant effects on establishing a...


An investigation into allegations of serious corruption involving Victorian vocational education and training, and public transport sectors.
8 Dec 2017

This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.


8 Dec 2017

This technical report summarises transport activity patterns across Melbourne, both now and in the future.

Research report

7 Dec 2017

This research used a new approach to modelling to better understand how Melbourne’s roads might be used in 2030, and provide a comparison to 2015.


1 Dec 2017

This guide seeks to encourage policy makers, planners, designers, and operators to think beyond compliance and the physical and governance boundaries of services and infrastructure, and focus instead on people's accessibility needs across the whole of their public transport journey.


22 Nov 2017

Provides an overview of freight, urban and non-urban passenger rail, including traffic levels, infrastructure and rolling stock, and railway performance.

Policy report

Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index 2017
2 Nov 2017

Arcadis’ 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, compiled in partnership with research firm Cebr, tracks the overall performance of the mobility systems in 100 cities around the world. The index is built from 23 separate indicators grouped into three sub-indices: People, Planet and Profit.


Research report

19 Oct 2017

This paper describes the policies and issues involved in the long history of a proposed rail link to Melbourne Airport.

Research report

Mapping urban policy implementation and evidence-based national liveability indicators
12 Oct 2017

Representing the culmination of five years of research, this report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.

Draft report

10 Oct 2017

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is currently reviewing fares for public bus services provided by private bus operators in rural and regional NSW. This report sets out the draft fare decisions and recommendations.

Draft report

13 Sep 2017

The Western Australian Transport and Planning Minister has released the revised State Planning Policy 5.4: Road and Rail Noise (SPP5.4) and associated guidelines for public comment.


11 Aug 2017

This presentation outlines arguments for reinstating a Mildura passenger rail service.


9 Aug 2017

This audit assesses whether V/Line regional passenger services are efficient and meet the needs of public transport users, and whether it is adequately prepared to sustain and improve performance in the future.


8 Aug 2017

Some state governments are now investigating more integrated sectoral and spatial planning strategies, initially through shifting public sector jobs to regional centres.


27 Jul 2017

This evaluation considers the 2016 business case for Brisbane's Cross River Rail proposal. Infrastructure Australia would welcome the opportunity to consider a revised business case which addresses our concerns with benefit estimation, and clarifies the estimated timeframe for the emerging capacity problem. A revised business...