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Australia and the USA will share more information to solve the transport problems of the future thanks to a new formal agreement signed by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and the United States Federal Highway Administration.

Opportunity for the NTC’s stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas with the United States

7 July 2014

Australia and the USA will share more information to solve the transport problems of the future thanks to a new formal agreement signed by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and the United States Federal Highway Administration.

CEO of the NTC Paul Retter said the agreement formalised an already strong relationship between the commission and the administration, and sharing more knowledge and ideas would lead to better productivity and safety in both nations.

“By sharing knowledge and ideas we can create safer and more productive transport networks in both countries,” Mr Retter said.

“Australia and the United States face similar transport challenges with rapidly growing populations, a federated political system and the need to transport freight over large distances. 

“This partnership will help us keep up to date with emerging technologies, practices, safety programs and laws to keep Australia’s transport networks safe and productive.” 

Mr Retter said following the signing of the agreement the NTC would invite a range of its stakeholders to participate in selected webinars and other forums between the two organisations.

“We are keen to learn and to share knowledge with our industry and government stakeholders to help us all find the best way to solve problems,” Mr Retter said.

“There may also be the opportunity for our stakeholders to help operators and governments in the United States with the problems they face too.

“In many ways Australia leads the world at running safe and productive transport networks and we are proud to share what we do well.

“At the same time we know we can always learn from others and this partnership will help us keep on top of evolving transport developments in the world’s biggest economy.”

Last Updated: 18/11/2016