Role of public transport in delivering productivity outcomes

5 December 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-125-1

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Membership of the committee (PDF 22KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 26KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 78KB)

Referral of inquiry
Conduct of inquiry
Public transport use in Australia
Population density, public transport and access to employment
Relationship between public transport and well-functioning cities
COAG National Urban Policy

Chapter 2 - The costs and benefits of private and public transport (PDF 142KB)

Economic costs and benefits
Social and health benefits of public transport
Environmental benefits of public transport
Relative costs and benefits of current major infrastructure projects

Chapter 3 (PDF 134KB)

From a 'private car versus public transport' debate to an integrated approach
Maximising existing public transport resources
Public transport funding
Road user charges including congestion charges
Land value capture
Committee view

Australian Greens' Additional Comments (PDF 15KB)
Coalition Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 2234KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 20KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 17KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511