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  • Urban travel information sheets published

    Transport | 30 September 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has published information sheets on urban public transport trends and urban passenger travel in cities. The information sheets provide long-term statistics and information on modal changes, travel growth rates and more.

  • Transport security outlook released

    Transport Security | 30 September 2014

    The Department has released the Transport Security Outlook to 2025. The report provides an evidence-based view of the likely future of transport security in Australia with an emphasis on the important role that security will play in supporting economic and social prosperity.

  • Changes to requirements for motorcycle mudguards

    Vehicles | 24 September 2014

    The Australian Design Rules have been amended to remove the requirement for rear mudguard extensions for motorcycles. This change is expected to save millions in compliance and manufacturing costs every year, which should lead to lower prices for new motorcycle owners.

  • Increasing passenger trend in domestic aviation over 2013–14

    Infrastructure | 23 September 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has released its 2013–14 Annual Report on Domestic Aviation Activity. The report shows an increasing trend of passenger numbers on domestic commercial flights—passenger numbers increased by 1.5 per cent for the year ending June 2014.

  • Domestic Airlines on-time performance above average in August

    Aviation | 19 September 2014

    The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics reports that major domestic airlines in Australia performed better than the long term average for on-time arrivals and departures across all routes in August 2014. The average figures show 84.2 per cent for on time departures and 83.0 per cent for on time arrivals.

  • Revival of Enroute Scheme boosts regional air services

    Infrastructure | 16 September 2014

    The Enroute Charges Payment scheme, which will subsidise navigation charges on low volume air services, has been revived. The Scheme is now open for applications.

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Last Updated: 30 September, 2014