One of the major obstacles encountered by the surface transport sector is that there is no national transport policy. The outlook for the future depends on the attitude of governments. The virtual monopoly by rail of the land transport freight task has been rapidly eroded by competition from the road transport industry. The result is that the roles of road and rail are to some extent reversed from what they should be according to economic criteria. The problem is to identify and re-direct rail operations to the areas to which they are best suited. Air cargo will show an expanding market, with airfares showing a reduction, or be contained. Regulatory reform is recommended, with vehicle standards and safety being a national matter. The number of the covering abstract of the conference is IRRD no. 235123.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transport Outlook Conference, Canberra, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    109 Canberra Avenue
    Griffith, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • MARKS, L E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 642 03800 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM