Policy in the Virtual Pub Webinar - Good Move: Fixing Transport Congestion - ONLINE ONLY


From: Wednesday May 20, 2020, 5:30 pm

To: Wednesday May 20, 2020, 6:30 pm

Good Move: Fixing Transport Congestion

Infrastructure Victoria’s Good Move: Fixing Transport Congestion policy paper proposes there needs to be a change in the way people use the transport system if we want to reduce congestion and get the most out of big infrastructure projects. Infrastructure Victoria has long argued for a change in transport pricing to motivate and encourage people to adjust the way they travel. This was one of the top recommendations in Victoria’s 30-year Infrastructure Strategy in 2016 and has been a key focus in Infrastructure Victoria’s research program over the past four years.

The presentation will discuss how Infrastructure Victoria approached the research, drawing upon a range of inputs including enhanced transport modelling, international case studies, community consultation and structured workshops with former decision‑makers. It will also provide a range of options for government to test, validate and refine new ways to pay for transport.

About our speaker

Dr David Prentice joined Infrastructure Victoria as a Principal Economic Advisor in July 2016. He previously taught and researched in economics and econometrics at the University of Nottingham – Malaysia Campus and La Trobe University. At Infrastructure Victoria, David has worked on transport network pricing, energy policy issues and social housing, and applied microeconometric techniques to a range of topics.


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