BUDGET TRADE-OFFS ACROSS THE TRANSPORT SECTOR IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Rail, urban public transport and maritime capital works programmes all compete with each other, and with non- transport programmes, for funds. In contrast, road programmes in western Australia do not compete for funds at a state level. Whilst road design standards do not seem to affect the total expenditure on roadworks, design standards for other modes do influence the size of their programmes. Roadworks programmes do not have financial feedback into financial accounting reports, further reducing pressure to examine standards critically. Funds used to implement roadworks to high standards, in a non-trade-off environment, may yield a lower return than would investment in a competing mode, thus distorting resource allocation and operational patterns. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Workshop on the Economics of Road Design Standards, Canberra 18-20 May 1980 Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Transport Economics, Australia

    Allara Street
    Canberra City, A.C.T. 2601,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Bettison, G E
    • KER, I R
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00329597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM