State of Play: An Update on Public Transport Contracting in Australia has been developed in partnership between the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) and L.E.K. to provide up-to-date insights to explore contracting models across all public transport modes including metro, heavy and light rail, as well as bus, ferry and new mobility.

Contracting for the operation of public transport is a growing business, driven by the significant benefits private sector operation delivers to customers, governments, taxpayers and employees. However, there is room for improvement to current models, according to new research released today by the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF).

Private operators now deliver 60 per cent of public transport trips in Australia’s big cities with increasing technological innovation. Operation by the private sector is also now the model of choice for virtually all new greenfield infrastructure. The State of Play research report is a timely contribution to transport industry stakeholders.

Our report focuses on franchise contracts for the operation of public transport services, Public Private Partnerships, and the impact of new realities such as COVID-19, new mobility and decarbonisation.

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