Exploring net public transport expenditure in Australian cities

Stuart Donovan*, Daniel Veryard, Mark Ronsisvalle

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The NSW Treasury commissioned and collaborated with Veitch Lister Consulting (VLC) to explore net public transport expenditure per capita (“net PTE”) in major Australian capital cities. The purpose of the research was to identify factors that are arguably outside the short-term control of state governments, including—but not limited to—geography, density, and congestion. To identify effects on net PTE, VLC developed a suite of regression models using detailed micro-data on public transport supply and demand. In these models, effects are identified from variation both within and between capital cities in Australia. Results identify several factors that give rise to relatively large differences in net PTE between Australian cities, which are robust to a range of controls, specifications, and controlling for endogeneity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralasian Transport Research Forum 2019 Proceedings
PublisherAustralasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF)
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Event41st Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2019 - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 30 Sept 20192 Oct 2019


Conference41st Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2019


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