WORKSHOP ON THE FUTURE OF LONG DISTANCE PASSENGER TRANSPORT IN AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA 1978. SUMMARY REPORT

The workshop developed a list of key factors affecting the propensity of people to travel. In the process of doing this it became apparent that there was a need to define the nature of the long distance passenger market and identify homogenous groups and their determinants of mobility. Using these market concepts various groups examined the determinants and attempted to estimate the direction in which these determinants were likely to move, and isolate areas of government, industry and union policy which did not seem to be taking proper account of these changes. The bureau argues that there appear to be structural changes taking place in the economy which make forecasting of future economic trends difficult. Since economic variables play A large part in determining long distance travel demand, forecasting long term trends in demand is particularly hazardous. We may also be entering a period where changes in attitudes and taste will have strong effects on the allocation of income to long distance travel.

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    Australian Government Publishing Service

    Bureau of Transport Economics, 109 Canberra Avenue
    Griffith, A.C.T,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 642 03739 6
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM