National Land Transport Productivity Framework
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Productivity growth – improvements in the efficiency of turning inputs into outputs – is essential to improving Australian’s standard of living. Transport is often thought of as an input when measuring productivity across a range of industries. However as our population grows, the Australian passenger and freight task also continues to grow, therefore it is becoming increasingly important that we can monitor productivity within the land transport industry itself to assist with transport and transport related policy decisions.
All Australians benefit from transport productivity improvements through shorter travel times, cheaper goods, higher incomes, and reduced fuel use. We are looking at how we can help decision makers understand the impact their decisions have on land transport productivity by developing a productivity framework. One of the objectives of the proposed framework is to create a common a language and shared understanding of transport productivity.
This is a two year project. We released an issues paper in August 2016 to capture our research and stakeholder discussions and seek the views of industry and government. The comments received in response to the issues paper are supporting development of a National Land Transport Productivity Framework.
The successful consultant will work with us in the first quarter of 2017 to further develop the framework with further stakeholder input. The framework will be put to the Transport and Infrastructure Standing Officials Committee (TISOC) for approval in November 2017.