From their experience as members of the southern western Australia transport study team, the authors identify and discuss five "myths" commonly encountered when examining land freight transport policy. These "myths" pose a potential threat to the improvement of policy. They are that : 1) present, regulatory-based transport policy is ideal (no advantage is to be gained from changing it and things should therefore be left well alone). 2) the introduction of a competitive policy would only involve the de-regulation of road transport. 3) a competitive policy must imply the total abandonment of regulation. 4) correct road user charges are central to a competitive transport policy. 5) a competitive transport policy would bankrupt the railways. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Australian Transport Research Forum. Fourth Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 1978, Perth, Forum Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Hicks, S K
    • HODGKIN, K E
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00183324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM