Delivering effective public transport outcomes in Australian cities: everyone has a role

One of the most potent messages to come out of the recent period of high petrol costs was that the impact was most severe on those who can least afford to pay. There's growing unanimity that there is a problem and that action is required but where is the leadership coming from? Whose role is it to show the way? The real question is not whether, but how do we adjust to a more sustainable future? Clearly there is little hope from promoting policies that encourage car ownership and more dispersed societies. This paper focuses on the issues facing transport in Australia and argues that the responsibility lies across all tiers of government and with the professionals that plan, design, manage and operate our land use and transport systems. For example, the federal government has a vital role to play in leading the nation on environmental, taxation and pricing policy that supports the actions of the local leaders of our nation. On the other hand local government has a key role to play in ensuring that integrated land use/transport solutions are planned and delivered. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E216297.


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  • Accession Number: 01099955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 9780957884090
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 27 2008 9:06AM