A real solution to Australia's transport problem [transport infrastructure]

Australia's transport problem is rooted in a complex dynamic of human, technical, commercial, social and political interdependent elements. Why is it that in Australia we are unable to utilise the land transport modes effectively and efficiently? The issue is complex, the solutions are never simple. Perhaps the application of the fifty:fifty rule to infrastructure investment would help. Immediate actions that can be implemented include: tripartite infrastructure investment agreements; industry infrastructure cost recovery agreements; commercially based transport, storage and handling contracts within the context of a coordination mechanism for network based supply chains. There is a possibility of testing this in Western Australia with the Grain Freight Network. It is hoped that all stakeholders can work together to improve transport services and lower the cost of the grain freight supply chain without hurting rural and remote communities. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E218118.


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  • Pagination: 8P
  • Monograph Title: Rail: the core of integrated transport: CORE 2008: conference on railway engineering, 7-10 September 2008, Perth, Western Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01143927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:14PM