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Forums To Examine Future Transport Policy

Forums To Examine Future Transport Policy And Direction

Infrastructure, logistics, urban planning, sustainable development and the environment are just a few of the issues to be examined at the 25th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) and the 2002 Transport Policy Colloquium.

The ATRF will run from 2 to 4 October at the National Convention Centre in Canberra and will incorporate the 2002 Transport Policy Colloquium, on Thursday, 3 October.

The ATRF is the major national transport research and policy discussion forum for the public, private and academic sectors.

Speakers at the ATRF will discuss topics ranging from alternative transport modes, transport and land use, travel demand management to greenhouse, environment and regional transport concerns.

The Transport Policy Colloquium will cover topics relating to the theme Pursuing a Better Transport System for Australia. Topics will include emerging transport policy issues, inter-regional passenger transport, freight transport and urban traffic congestion.

This year, the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE) will host both the ATRF and the Transport Policy Colloquium. The BTRE undertakes applied economic research on current and emerging policy issues, within the Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services.

Event sponsors are Environment Australia, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia, the Queensland Government Department of Main Roads, NRMA and ARRB Transport Research.

More information about the ATRF and the Transport Policy Colloquium, including registration, is available online at

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