chapter  11
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Transport-Communication Interactions

ByM. Wigan

This chapter identifies a number of places where transport, land use and urban form and information technology have major potential interactions, and draws out the present evidence on the rates at which these should occur. The changing balance of household expenditures and industrial output in various components of communications and transport are presented using both Australian and UK data. The chapter reviews the impacts of the rapidly decreasing costs in data acquisition, processing and access and considers available numerical evidence of change in terms of family expenditures, industrial output, taxation revenues and subsidies for the UK and Australia. The transport-specific issues at an (implied) sub-national level are given primary place in the chapter, and factual data on the trends in industrial output and household expenditure in Australia and the UK are presented to provide a numerate basis for consideration.