SOME POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF SUBJECTIVE FACTORS IN THE MODAL CHOICE FOR FREIGHT MOVEMENTS

The Australian constitution gives the Australian government control for overseas transport, for transportation, from and within the territories and for interstate transport. Regulation of transportation within the state boundaries is the responsibility of the individual states. This control has, so far, only been exercised for sea and air movements, but recently, the government has commenced to extend its right to regulate instate freight movements to road and rail. Freight traffic between Melbourne and Sydney is of particular interest in the development of the national highway system, and is described as being 63.8 per cent by road, 22.7 per cent by rail, 13.2 per cent by sea and 0.3 per cent by air. This article describes a study which analyses the processes a sample of distribution managers and transportation managers perform when making the modal choice for freight movements between the two cities. The aim of the study was to establish the factors which were important in the modal choice for this traffic so that, with the help of this information, policy could be established for the development of the road link between Melbourne and Sydney. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Gilmour, P
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00147857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM