Recent years have seen a major-increase in the level of competition within the long distance coach industry in Australia. This competition has led to a significant fall in fares and a reported growth in passenger numbers.
Publications by year: 1985
This Information Paper presents input-price indexes for national road construction activity for the period 1974–75 to 1984–85. Earlier values of the indexes, going back to 1969–70, can be found in BTE Report 49, Road Construction Price Indexes: 1969–70 to 1980–81.
The main purpose of the work presented in this Paper was to examine the nature of road pricing in Australia and identify potential areas for improvement.
This Paper provides an update of the data on the road expenditure of the three levels of government in Australia, plus State road revenue, originally contained in BTE Information Paper 3, Australian Road Financing Statistics 1970–71 to 1979–80.
This Paper presents a preliminary assessment of the social aspects of the Australian road system. The focus of the research undertaken for this Paper was on examining a number of complementary approaches that could be utilised to identify and assess the overall social dimensions of roads.
This Paper examines the significance of road construction and maintenance in relation to the wide role of local government. It covers the sources of funds and the decision-making processes relating to road activities.
The first-generation container terminals in Port Jackson were built as a rapid response to changes in shipping and cargo handling technology in the 1960s.
This Paper was commissioned by the Bureau of Transport Economics to expand the Bureau's understanding of the nature and extent of subsidies in Australian transportation.
This Paper has been prepared as a submission to the Independent Review of Economic Regulation of Domestic Aviation. The approach followed in the submission has two parts.
The introduction by East–West Airlines of low-cost fares on the Sydney–Melbourne and Sydney–Brisbane routes in the first half of 1983 generated considerable debate within the aviation industry.