Moves to improve rail productivity

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has called for public comment on a rail productivity issues paper.

The strategic review for reforms came as rail’s share of the transport task on many corridors continues to fall despite economic growth and higher fuel prices.

“The challenges of climate change, rising oil prices, energy security and urban congestion provide significant opportunities for the rail sector,” NTC chief executive Nick Dimopoulos said. 

“A strategic focus on productivity and economic reform is urgently needed to ensure the rail industry plays its part in meeting those challenges.”

The issues paper suggests options to improve transport policy-making, land-use planning, regulation and investment to boost transport network connectivity, capacity and service.

Incorporating feedback, the strategic review will be submitted to the Australian Transport Council playing an integral role in devising a uniform national transport policy across all modes.

Public responses to the issues paper can be made until 18 September 2008.

A draft position statement will be released in November this year for further public comment, with a final position statement due in March/April 2009.

For more detail on the rail productivity review and issues paper, click here.


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