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  • National Freight Data

    Australian rail freight performance indicators 2005–06

    In 2002, the ATC approved a set of six targets and indicators to measure improvements over time in performance of the interstate rail track. Early reports against the indicators were derived entirely from track managers' (below rail) datasets. An ARA survey of train operators (above...
  • National Freight Data

    Freight rates and competitiveness

    Paper given to the Grains West Expo 2005 at Scarborough Beach WA, 19–20 July by David Gargett, Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics.
  • National Freight Data

    Rail Infrastructure Pricing: Principles and Practice

    Our analysis involves consideration of the benefits and costs of mandatory access; the principles of efficient access charges; Australia's systems of access and pricing; international pricing and access systems and the lessons from the experiences with them. While principles of access charges...
  • National Freight Data

    Land Transport Infrastructure Pricing: An Introduction

    The BTRE projects that the total freight task will continue to grow strongly. Such growth will increase the infrastructure maintenance needs and possibly hasten the need for capacity expansion. Setting prices for infrastructure use that reflect costs provides important signals as to the...
  • National Freight Data

    Quality of Rail Freight Service: The Customer's Perspective

    Indicators currently published by Australian railways do not measure service standards from the viewpoint of customers, but rather are based on statistics compiled by management for other purposes.
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    Understanding Australia's urban railways

    Understanding Australia's Urban Railways provides an overview of the urban passenger and freight railways in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. For passenger rail, the report explores service provision; patronage trends; recent and planned network expansion; and the key challenges...
  • National Freight Data

    Optimising Harmonisation in the Australian Railway Industry

    In the last decade, Australia's railways have undergone an ownership, operational and technological revolution. The establishment of national public and private train operators has finally brought seamless rail freight services across the country. There has been a complementary development in...
  • National Freight Data

    Adequacy of transport Infrastructure: Rail

    This Working Paper is the second in a series of Working Papers which disseminates the results of a large research project into the adequacy of Australia's transport infrastructure over the next 20 years. The assessment covers all four modes of transport–road, rail, air and sea–with the primary...
  • National Freight Data

    Submission to the Productivity Commission Road and Rail Freight Infrastructure P...

    The submission commences with a brief general discussion of the economics of road and rail infrastructure and some implications for pricing; examines the relationship between estimates of road infrastructure costs attributable to Australian heavy vehicle operators and charges paid, both at the...
  • National Freight Data

    Tasmanian Industry Outlook: Implications for Tasrail

    On 11 September 1985, Terms of Reference directing the Bureau of Transport Economics to undertake an assessment of the costs and benefits of closing Australian National's Tasmanian rail system were announced. This Paper provides details of freight projections derived from an examination of the...
  • National Freight Data

    Australian Rail Freight Movements 1979–80

    This Information Paper identifies for 1979–80 the freight movements which occurred on Australian railways and the sizes of particular flows. To a large extent this Information Paper represents an update of an earlier Bureau of Transport Economics (BTE) publication entitled Australian Rail Freight...
  • National Freight Data

    Estimates of the Task of Transporting Principal Rural Products in Australia in 1...

    The study identifies and measures the transport task undertaken for the principal rural products in terms of three variables: tonnes consigned, tonne kilometres performed and freight charges paid by the users. It is considered the study provides valuable insights into the nature and size of the...
  • National Freight Data

    Development of a Rail Freight Terminal at Acacia Ridge

    This is a Report on the proposed terminal facility at Acacia Ridge. It is becoming increasingly apparent that terminal facilities are a key to the efficient operation of the Australian railway system. In many cases, however, the layout and structures do not permit modern. Methods to be employed...
  • National Freight Data

    Freight Between Australian Cities 1972 to 2001

    This paper provides estimates of non-bulk freight flows over seven intercity corridors for three decades from 1972 to 2001. Earlier estimates to 1995 were published in Information Sheet 17.
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    An Overview of the Australian Road Freight Transport Industry

    This paper presents the results of a desk study of the road freight industry
  • National Freight Data

    Freight Between Australian Cities

    This information sheet provides estimates of non-bulk freight flows over seven intercity corridors for the 25 years from 1970 to 1995.
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    Road and Rail Freight: Competitors or Complements?

    Up until the early 1960s, railways dominated all but the shortest land-based freight task. Since then, vast improvements in road vehicle productivity and road infrastructure quality, the gradual removal of regulations restricting road freight carriage and the exponential growth in interstate...
  • National Freight Data

    Trends in Trucks and Traffic

    Increasingly in Australia, trucking is an essential feature of economic activity, with road being the only mode possible for much freight traffic (eg in cities), and with rail tending to be less competitive than road on many intercity links.
  • National Freight Data

    Why short-haul intermodal rail services succeed

    The shipping container has revolutionised freight transport over the last half-century but its success is bringing challenges, not least in landside container movements. Port-induced road traffic congestion impacts on port arteries and communities and undermines port efficiency. Policymakers and...
  • National Freight Data

    The Road Freight Transport Industry

    Data and information on the road freight transport industry is in limited supply. In order to reduce this problem, the Bureau of Transport and Communications Economics undertook this overview of the road freight transport industry. The industry is shown to be carrying an increasing proportion of...
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