transport policy

Discussion paper

17 May 2019

The Productivity Commission has been asked to complete the inquiry by April 2020, and to consult with stakeholders, including transport operators, drivers, industry groups, end users and State, Territory and local Governments. This issues paper outlines a range of issues and questions on which the...


Report of a study by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
29 Apr 2019

With Australia’s long distances between large urban centres, the transport sector will be one area that is both significantly disrupted and revolutionised by technological transformation. This report identifies sustainability and climate change, productivity and health as the three key challenges that will need to be...


12 Apr 2019

This research surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,536 Australians about their attitudes to electric vehicles, finding that one in two Australian voters (50%) support shifting all sales of new vehicles to electric vehicles by 2025.

Working paper

A policy paper of the EBRD’s Sustainable Infrastructure group
1 Apr 2019

This paper focuses particularly on the “how” to improve services by laying out the rationale and steps for cities to achieve bus sector reforms. This includes case studies, examples and illustrations.

Briefing paper

27 Mar 2019

This analysis shows that the final rules agreed on how zero and low-emission cars are counted towards the Cars CO2 regulation in the European Union – i.e. the multiplier for plug-in hybrids, double-counting in some markets as well as the potential inclusion of Norway –...


A report of the Used Vehicles Working Group of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)
25 Mar 2019

This report is prepared by a Working Group of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles and seeks to provide a menu of potential strategies that importing and exporting countries may use to regulate cleaner and safer used vehicles markets.


30 Nov 2018

This report provides a summary for each G20 nation, including data on CO2 emission trends in the national transport sector, climate policy targets and measures for lowering emissions. The data make clear that only three countries from the G20 have set targets for reducing emissions...


26 Nov 2018

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5℃ as early as 2030. The landmark report by leading scientists urged nations to do more to avert an impending crisis.

We have 12 years, the report said, to contain...

Conference paper

1 Nov 2018

‘Forced Car Ownership’ (FCO) describes low income households with high car ownership, resulting in a high proportion of their income going to their cars. The cost of running multiple cars, combined with housing costs, puts considerable stress on low income households. Contemporary research has identified...

Conference paper

1 Nov 2018

Urban mobility options have substantially increased in recent years, enabled by the widespread availability of smart device software Apps, geo-positioning technology, and the ease of electronic financial transactions. These options are likely to be supplemented soon by the rapidly advancing development of autonomous vehicles. Commercial...

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018

The Business Case Program for Location-Specific Heavy Vehicle Charging Trials has opened and is seeking industry-driven proposals on how best to trial a system designed to fund upgrades to the road freight network and elimate pinch points.

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.

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...

Discussion paper

31 Jan 2017

This discussion paper sets out the lessons from the Who moves what where project to date, proposes recommendations to fill identified information gaps, and provides opportunities to improve data collection and sharing to benefit planning for transport and related areas in Australia.

We are...



9 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...



29 Jul 2016

The Transport Domain Plan (the Domain Plan) ensures that the transport sector has the right data and information. It aims to help the transport sector to better coordinate how agencies collect and manage data and knowledge, and ensure that existing information is visible, and easy...

Discussion paper

20 May 2016

It is challenging for governments to determine the appropriate regulation for these new models of service delivery, to protect customers, provide a level playing field for all industry participants and encourage innovation.

In determining its response to these changes, the Queensland Government established the...

Conference paper

18 Feb 2016

Transport mobility is important in defining the population’s accessibility to services and facilities. Few studies have investigated the relationship between geographical accessibility of urban services for the population living in residential areas and socio-economic parameters. In this paper, the distribution of residential parcels is analysed...


16 Oct 2015

Cycling is seen today as a panacea for many problems facing cities in Australia and the rest of the developed world, including issues of increasing traffic congestion, increasing rates of obesity and volatile oil prices. As a result, governments are increasingly looking to encourage the...



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