A new model for Australia’s land transport system

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The Transport Reform Network (TRN) is a group of organisations that believes it's time we reviewed and reformed the way we plan, manage and pay for our land transport.

Our current approach isn't working. Unless things change, congestion is going to get worse - and with it our quality of life.

We need to find new and better ways to fund the road, rail, bus, cycle and pedestrian ways we so desperately need; to provide more timely, efficient public transport outcomes, and to better maintain our existing infrastructure to keep it safe and reliable.

The TRN's role is to provide information, get your opinion and encourage governments to consider all the options and develop a new way forward  - one that delivers a fairer, better transport deal for all Australians.

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There is a critical need for Australia to address our infrastructure backlog and unlock productivity growth – both for the country's long-term economic benefit and the benefit of future generations. Doug Jones, Head of Construction & Major Projects - Clayton Utz

Transport reform is vital for safety and productivity. The VTA fully supports using our road networks much more efficiently, and 24/7. Efficient freight transport links all businesses and communities across the nation and nothing is more important than a seamless and well resourced infrastructure. Philip Lovel, Executive Director, Victorian Transport Association

The transport projects needed to get Australia moving are well known to the community. The challenge is how to fund them. If we are to meet the funding challenge, industry and government must work with the community to promote innovative value-for-money funding methods. Anndrew Head, Group General Manager NSW - Transurban

Our economy has expanded beyond the capacity of some of our key transport infrastructure. We need to find new and innovative ways to maintain and operate our infrastructure, as well as fund new infrastructure for the future. Chris Tatam, Managing Director – Transportation, Australia New Zealand - AECOM

Consult Australia is delighted to be a member of the Transport Reform Network. We see this forum as an ideal platform to help ensure the quality of our land transport in Australia and look forward to ensuring that it delivers optimum economic, social and environmental outcomes for all Australians. Megan Motto, Chief Executive Officer - Consult Australia

The success of the TRN reform agenda is vital to the achievement of a safe and sustainable transport future for all Australians. Michael Apps, Executive Director - Bus Industry Confederation

The Reform Agenda sets a benchmark for future generations of transport professionals, government bodies and indeed our communities. Engagement in this initiative is imperative to turn our nation's mobility into international competitive armoury. Ian Dawson, Global Market Leader Transportation - GHD

Given the budgetary constraints of Australian Governments, transport infrastructure can no longer be provided through subsidy. We need a transport system where users pay for the infrastructure they use, and where the wider social and economic costs and benefits of transport choices are captured and priced. Bryan Nye, Chief Executive Officer - Australasian Railway Association

Historical ways of funding our transport network are no longer coping with the community’s needs from its transport network. The Transport Reform Network provides an opportunity to identify sustainable funding options for tomorrow’s integrated transport network. Kerry Thompson, CEO - Wyndham City Council

Being smart in how we build and maintain road networks is essential. Innovation and technology should lead future debate and decision-making. Peter Kessler, COO, Construction - Fulton Hogan

This is a vitally important debate that needs to involve the whole community. We need to consider all opitons to arrive at a fairer, better funding deal for transport. Ian Webb, Chief Executive - Roads Australia

Governments need to look beyond today's short-term budgeting cycle and develop long-term investment strategies to deliver the key transport infrastructure projects needed for Victoria. Brian Negus, GM Public Policy - RACV

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