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Moving People > Solutions for Policy Thinkers 7

Natioal Guidelines: Bus Services Procurement and Bus Service Contracts

Policy Paper 7 is a 'national guideline' on bus services procurement and bus service contracts.

The bus and coach industry has, for a long time, fostered relationships with academics, industry experts and government, to grow public transport services and patronage and to help develop contractual frameworks that support this growth.
These connections and experience have been utilised in preparing the enclosed guidelines. It is intended that these national guidelines will help to explain Industry’s position on key contractual matters relating to route and school services.

Importantly, these guidelines have been framed with public value uppermost in mind, while recognising the importance of a financially viable bus industry if quality bus services are to be provided on a sustainable basis for our communities.

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Moving People > Solutions for Policy Thinkers 6

Governance for integrated urban land use transport policy and planning

Australia is relatively unusual in having state governments responsible for (speaking for) capital cities. This role is more commonly associated with local government in some format. The difficulties Australian cities have in establishing and pursuing integrated strategic land use transport policy directions over time is partly a function of our adversarial political environment.

This Paper looks at governance, with a particular focus on integrated governance in land use transport policy and planning and how it might be improved in Australian cities, to enable them to deliver better economic, social and environmental outcomes.

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Moving People > Solutions for Policy Thinkers 5

Urban land use transport integration and the vital role for Australia’s forgotten inner/middle suburbs

Australia’s capital cities are all seeking to achieve more compact settlement patterns, as an essential element for improving their long term sustainability. The inner/middle suburbs are vital to successful outcomes. This is where most urban Australians live and work but surprisingly little policy focus has been accorded to these suburbs.

This paper examines how strategic land use transport policy in our major cities can be shaped to promote productivity growth and better share the benefits from this productivity growth more widely among city residents.

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Moving People > Solutions for Policy Thinkers 4

A ‘20 minute city’ is one in which most people are able to undertake most activities needed for a good life within a 20 minute walk, cycle or public transport trip from where they live. Transport is a very important lever for taking action to achieve a metropolitan area that consists of a series of smaller 20 minute cities, each of which might comprise one or more neighbourhoods. The paper focuses mainly on the roles of density, supportive public transport requirements and walking in achievement of the 20 minute city. 

This Policy Paper puts forward that a neighbourhood structure embedded in a 20 minute city, with good local and regional transport choices, is likely to promote many positive outcomes in terms of personal and societal wellbeing, enhance liveability (which is already a strong international brand for our cities), as well as being cost effective to service and supportive of increased economic productivity. Flowon effects will include lower traffic congestion levels, improved health outcomes, lower accident costs, reduced emissions (greenhouse gases and air pollutants) and greater social inclusion. 

 

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BIC’s various Moving People publications have made the case for increasing the provision of public transport services in Australia’s cities, both because of the benefits these deliver for service users but also, and perhaps more importantly, for the wider nationally significant economic, social and environmental benefits they deliver. A current Australian infrastructure backlog of about $150b has recently been estimated. Public transport forms an important part of this backlog. 

In Public Transport Funding Growth in Urban Route Services we examine funding opportunities to support the provision of improved public transport route service levels in Australian cities, drawing on international experience, particularly from North America.

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Published 2014

Moving People > Solutions for Policy Thinkers 2

Overall urban densities in our cities to increase by 50-100 per cent, minimum density targets and an objective of zero growth in vehicle kilometres travelled.

These are some of the recommendations in  Sustainable Transport in Australian Cities: Targeting Vehicle Kilometres of Travel authored by Professor John Stanley from the University of Sydney Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. Professor Stanley is Adjunct Professor and Bus Industry Confederation Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Land Transport.

This policy paper, the second in the BIC's Moving People: Solutions for Policy Thinkers series takes a unique approach to understanding the challenges of Australian cities and the interrelationship between land use strategies and reducing vehicle kilometers travelled.
 

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Pricing is the hot button issue in the infrastructure and transport policy space.

In all of the Bus Industry Confederations(BIC) Moving People publications (3 reports), the BIC has highlighted that paying our way for the use of our roads is the key to ensuring that infrastructure gets built when and where it is needed.

The BIC supports the development of a comprehensive user pays system for all road users that is based on the costs of maintaining and building roads and externalities related to driving that will generate future revenue to fund infrastructure and pay for better public transport services.

The BIC’s most recent publication is titled Pricing Opportunities for Australia: Paying Our Way in Land Transport, written by Professor John Stanley at the University of Sydney’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.

 

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Published 2014

 

Rapid Transit> Investing in Australia's Transport Future

This report has been developed as a result of the Bus Industry Confederation undertaking a two week Rapid Transit Study Visit of  North America in August and September of 2012 and information collected by the BIC’s internal research program.

The report analyses the advantages of building Rapid Transit against benets which can be achieved by simply improving existing transport networks, modal considerations notwithstanding.

There is an emphasis placed, throughout this report,on the cost effectiveness of Rapid Transit as opposed to existing public transport. There is also an emphasis placed on the end user benefits and impacts of systems and how they relate to patronage on Rapid Transit systems.

Moving People - Solutions for a Liveable Australia Moving People - Solutions for a Liveable Australia (2590 KB)

Published 2013

 

Moving People > Solutions for a Liveable Australia

This is the next chapter in BIC’s vision for how we move people in Australia. 

This  policy statement sees the BIC taking the lead in the national discussion on how we fund moving people infrastructure and services in the future.  The aim of the report is to generate discussion about how Australia should shape its future land transport policy, to promote national goals for productivity, sustainability, lieveability and social inclusion.  It builds on our earlier report, Moving People:Solutions for a Growing Australia, taking a more place-based approach than that report and looking closely at funding opportunities. 

Moving People - Solutions for a Growing Australia Moving People - Solutions for a Growing Australia (2218 KB)

Published 2010

Moving People > Solutions for a Growing Australia

Read about the 7 point National Plan to deliver:

  • Increased investment in public transport
  • Freight capacity investment and efficiency improvements
  • Road pricing reform
  • Improved accessibility for all
  • More compact, walking and bicycle friendly urban settlements
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Improvements in transport research and information

Moving People Across Australia Moving People Across Australia (1443 KB)

Published 2011

Moving People Across Australia > Long Distance, Tour, Charter & Express

Read BIC's policy on:

  • A National Land Transport Tourism Plan - key strategic actions
  • Industry Challenges and Opportunities - vehicle mass and access, regional and remote social exclusion, accreditation, licensing and the disability standards for accessible public transport

Moving People - A National Priority Moving People - A National Priority (515 KB)

Published 2007

Moving People - A National Priority

Read about the major issues confronting personal travel in Australia and why it is so critical to have a national transport plan and what we can do now to affect the change:

  • Congestion
  • Safety
  • Climate Change - Air | Noise Pollution
  • Social Exclusion
  • Health
  • Oil Price Impacts

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Published 2001

Building a Public Transport Culture

Read about the start of BIC's journey to change "government thinking" on travel choices of Australians.  The beginning of how we can offer more than just a "car" as a means for moving people to where they need to go and when they need to go.

These are the goals, the pillars upon which a Moving People vision was built:

  • Access. Australians should be able to travel to their destinations on timely and convenient services.
  • Equity. The basic levels of mobility appropriate for Australia.
  • Safety.
  • Environment. An industry commitment to continued improvement in our environmental performance.
  • Efficiency.  To always encourage our industry to reach higher standards and
  • Visibility. Promoting passenger transport choices to the community.

Day in the Life - Australian Bus and Coach Industry - a snapshot of a typical day in the businesses and people that make Moving People a daily reality 24/7 every day of the year.

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Bus Rapid Transport - Transport Solutions for Australian Communities

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