Infrastructure, transport and productivity

This Information Sheet explores what productivity is and how it is measured, why multi-factor productivity is important to the welfare of Australians, and major productivity trends in Australia - notably the industry-wide slowdown in multi-factor productivity since 2002-03. It then examines sources of the decrease in multi-factor productivity for the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry, the link between productivity growth and transport infrastructure, and evidence of how well-targeted reforms and investments in transport have improved productivity in Australia. Key measures to improve future productivity benefits of transport and related infrastructure are discussed, including: transparent cost benefit analysis, heavy vehicle charges reform, variable tolling of major urban roads and further application of technological improvements.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 55

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781922205773
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2014 2:46PM