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.