Publications by year: 2009

This page is a listing of all BITRE publications released in 2009.

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Australian Transport: Projections to 2020Working Paper 73December 2009This working paper models a base case scenario for emissions projections between 2007 and 2020, assuming no further abatement measures are taken.
  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme 2007–09 Monitoring Report December 2009This report presents the results of the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics' (BITRE) twelfth review of the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme.
  • Urban Public Transport: Recent Bus Transport StatisticsInformation Sheet 33December 2009This information sheet compiles data on urban public bus services by government and outsourced private sector providers in Australia's capital cities.
  • Public Road-Related Expenditure and Revenue in Australia 2009Information Sheet 37November 2009This Information Paper details government funding of road related expenditure, by State and Commonwealth governments.
  • Waterline 46—November 2009Statistical Report November 2009Waterline reports on trends in container handling productivity on the waterfront in Australia as well as the cost of importing and exporting containers.
  • Urban Congestion Working Group: Critical transport modelling reviewsCommissioned Report October 2009Reports commissioned in 2009 by the National Transport Modelling Working Group (NTMWG) critically reviewed the current status of the modelling tools available through each of the government agencies in relation to the various models' capability in each capital city.
  • Australian transport statistics Yearbook 2009Statistics October 2009Australian Transport Statistics provides a short summary of a diverse range of transport statistics.
  • Fatality RatesStaff Papers September 2009Paper given to the 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum, 29 September–1 October 2009, Auckland. Authors: David Gargett, Tony Nguyen, David Cosgrove.
  • Australian Sea Port Activity to 2029–30Staff Papers September 2009Paper given to the 32nd Australasian Transport Research Forum, 29 September–1 October 2009, Auckland. Authors: Godfrey Lubulwa, Rob Bolin and Anatoli Lightfoot.
  • The global economic downturn—some implications for Australian local governmentsOther September 2009In undertaking its research, BITRE is often required to estimate the likely consequences of changes in market conditions or potential policy changes. In order to do this, it uses estimates of the likely responsiveness of transport to such changes referred to as elasticities. For example, how is the amount of car travel affected by the costs of running a car, or the price of public transport. To improve how it conducts analysis BITRE has, over the course of many years, systematically collated information on transport elasticity estimates produced by empirical studies. BITRE's database is made freely available here as a resource for transport analysts, policy makers and anyone else interested in transport issues.
  • Fuel Consumption by New Passenger Vehicles in Australia 1979–2008Information Sheet 30August 2009The paper examined trends in the fuel consumption of new passenger vehicles.
  • Australian container ports in an international contextInformation Paper 65August 2009The study explores the productivity and competitiveness of Australia's container ports.
  • Road and Rail Freight: Competitors or Complements?Information Sheet 34July 2009This information sheet provides an overview of the role of road and rail (and, peripherally, sea and air) in domestic freight transport, factors influencing mode choice, the responsiveness of road and rail freight demand to cost and service quality, and the implications for future freight growth.
  • Air transport Service Trends in Regional Australia (2009 Update)Information Sheet 35July 2009This report details changes in regional aviation from 1984 to 2008.
  • Australian Sea Freight 2007–2008Information Paper 64July 2009The Australian Sea Freight series presents statistics on the movement of Australian freight by sea, as well as information on port activity, fleet structure, and use of coastal permits.
  • The global economic downturn—some implications for Australian local governmentsOther June 2009The paper presents an outline of some implications for local government of changes in international economic activity.
  • Changes in Australia's Industry Structure: Main Cities 2001–06Information Sheet 32June 2009This study analyses the shifting geography of employment and highlights the dynamics of industry structure in Australia's main cities between 2001 and 2006.
  • Urban Congestion Working Group: Australian Capital City Congestion Management Case StudiesOther May 2009This document presents a number of case studies by Australian jurisdictions on interventions they have undertaken to alleviate urban congestion pressures across their transport systems.
  • Northern Australia Statistical Compendium 2009Other May 2009The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region. The compendium discusses essential characteristics of Northern Australia and offers comparisons with the rest of Australia, wherever possible. It provides information on population, the economy, employment, social conditions, education, transport, infrastructure, climate, land use and major industries for Northern Australia as a whole and for the regions within it.
  • Waterline 45—April 2009Statistical Report April 2009Waterline reports on trends in container handling productivity on the waterfront in Australia as well as the cost of importing and exporting containers.
  • Seminar: The future isn't what it used to be—how technology and society will change the face of urban transport 7 April 2009Other March 2009Transport planner Todd Litman will be in Canberra to share his insights into the changing face of transport. Todd is director and founder of Canada's Victoria Transport Policy Institute and is the author of the Transportation Demand Management Encyclopaedia. Todd presents his case for public transport-friendly cities. He argues that a number of economic, social and technological patterns are emerging that will change and diversify travel demand, weakening the dominance of the motor car. These changes have fundamental implications for the way we should think about transport technology and the ways we plan our transport systems and infrastructure.
  • Regional economic growth database update 2005–06Other March 2009This update of BITRE's regional economic growth database incorporates new data for the 2005–06 financial year, and brings the database in line with the 2006 ABS Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) boundaries. The accompanying paper includes some descriptive analysis on economic growth since 2004–05. The database contains more than 25 years of small-area level taxable income data. Changes in a region's total taxable income can be used as an indicator of economic growth. The database also provides data on the number of taxpayers and the average amount earned by each taxpayer in a region. The 2007 update was based on 2001 ASGC boundaries, which may be of use to those seeking data based on this geography. To access the older database and its accompanying maps and analysis, visit Regional economic growth—BITRE's taxable income database.
  • National road network intercity traffic projections to 2030Working Paper 75March 2009This report provides long-term passenger and freight vehicle traffic projections for intercity corridors of the National Land Transport Network (NLTN) between 2005 and 2030.
  • Avline No 13—February 2009Statistical Report February 2009This annual report summarises activity in the Australian aviation sector.
  • Economic wellbeing of Australia's regionsStaff Papers February 2009This information paper presents and explores new statistical information relating to household wealth at a small area scale. The paper also explores the relationship between wealth and income for Australia's cities and regions.
  • Urban Passenger Transport: How People Move About in Australian CitiesInformation Sheet 31February 2009Information Sheet 31 analyses the trends in passenger transport in Australia's eight capital cities over the period 1977 to 2008. Although car travel continues to dominate travel in our cities, urban public transport has accounted for much of the growth in travel from 2004 to 2008.
  • Public Road-Related Expenditure and Revenue in Australia 2008 UpdateInformation Sheet 29February 2009The total amount of funding for road-related expenditure by the Australian, state, territory and local governments in 2006–07 was $12.0 billion. This amount includes donations from the non-public sector. Between 2000–01 and 2006–07, total road-related expenditure increased by an average of 8.9 per cent per year in nominal terms.
  • Household WealthInformation Paper 63February 2009This information paper presents and explores new statistical information relating to household wealth at a small area scale. The paper also explores the relationship between wealth and income for Australia's cities and regions.