Public transport


Guidelines: Equivalent access under the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Cth)

These guidelines have been developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission to provide clear and practical assistance to facilitate compliance with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Cth) (the Transport Standards) through the use of equivalent access.
Conference paper

The power of integrated spatial modelling: RailSmart Planning Wanneroo

This paper discusses a major Smart Cities project, the output of which is an interactive digital platform which tests optimal public transport patronage and employment creation potential of various railway station development options.
Conference paper

Governance and engagement to optimise outcomes for public transport mega-projects

Transport and land use planning for major infrastructure projects is often not well aligned, resulting in poor urban outcomes or lost opportunities associated with major investment in transit amenity. The aim of this paper is to identify the drivers of success for large-scale, complex transport...
Conference paper

Melbourne’s growth area infrastructure contribution and the funding of public transport in outer suburbs

in 2010 the Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund was introduced to partially offset (up to 15%) the cost of new ‘essential state-funded’ infrastructure in growth areas on Melbourne’s fringe. This paper examines the GAIC fund and within this, its use for public transport –...
Conference paper

Trackless trams and Australian urban fabric

This paper discusses both the city shaping possibilities of trackless tram systems and the challenges and opportunities inherent in integrating new technologies into existing city systems.
Conference paper

Children’s rights in local government transport policies: getting it right through shifting conventions

In the context of Western social norms, car-based mobilities of children are generally seen as unavoidable outcomes of our modern society. This paper explores the general assumptions that guide various local government transport policies and social practices including the expectation that children are best accompanied...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has train punctuality improved under the Napthine Government?

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine claims his Government has "improved train punctuality".

Melbourne Rail Plan 2020-2050

This plan for the future of public transport in metropolitan Melbourne sets out staged priorities for phased implementation of its proposals to 2050, to balance ambitious and conservative initiatives with realistic funding capacity.

Inquiry into the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 reforms

The arrival of rideshare services has been the biggest change to the commercial passenger vehicle industry across the world in recent years. This report considers the impacts the reforms introduced by the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 have had on the industry, including public...
Discussion paper

The transit transformation Australia needs

This paper argues that a significant program of work is required to educate planners and policy makers on the nature, evidence, techniques, and usage of important emerging infrastructure funding mechanisms that will unlock the future cities we all want to live in.