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Rural and regional young people and transport: improving access to transport for young people in rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Currie, Graham; Gammie, Fergus; Waingold, Charles; Paterson, Darryn; Vandersar, Davinia
  • Publisher: Department of Family and Community Services
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This project aims to investigate transport and travel for rural and regional young people, to examine successes and challenges in improving the provision of transport services to young people, and to focus on viable solutions to their transport needs. This paper discusses transport issues for rural and regional young people; impacts of lack of transport on young people; demographic information on the population of rural and regional Australia; young people, unemployment and income; young people and education; the views of young people; transport issues and problems; impacts of transport problems on young people; the community transport sector; transport usage; car ownership; case studies of best practice Australian transport projects targeting the needs of young people in rural and regional areas; transport options and opportunities; transport subsidies and grants; bringing facilities to communities; improvements suggested by young people; and the way forward.

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