"Cost recovery" is a term used to describe the levels to which various undertakings are able to recoup the costs of providing their services. Clearly, such a concept can cover a wide range of possibilities. In performing this study of cost recovery in Australian transport, the BTE took the view that results of the study should be based as closely as possible on actual financial transfers. However, the BTE also recognises that many transport services have both positive and negative spinoffs which cannot be accounted for in a direct financial sense. Some of the positive spinoffs are improved mobility, enhancement of trade and increased employment opportunities, while pollution and accidents are examples of negative spinoffs. Within these limited boundaries, the BTE developed a formal framework for analysing cost recovery in Australian transport in the year 1974-75. Each major mode of transport is included, and the analysis is comprehensive in the sense that different areas and classes of transport operations within each mode are analysed wherever applicable or practicable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    Bureau of Transport Economics, 109 Canberra Avenue
    Griffith, A.C.T,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 324 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM