GPS 2018 provides considerably more funding as in 2015–18 for this activity class. In part, this is due to enlargement of the activity class to include travel demand management, consisting of behaviour-related activities to support modal shift to public transport and active modes, eg through advertising campaigns, and, potentially, use of pricing signals that incentivise modal shift from single occupancy vehicles.
Increased investment in road safety promotion is proposed to support the GPS direction for a step-change in reducing deaths and serious injuries and will include funding for alcohol interlocks as well as the Transport Agency’s safety advertising campaigns.
GPS 2018 signals a greater focus on improving access and reducing the negative impacts of the transport system on people and the environment. Actively managing demand to reduce congestion and emissions, and encouraging a shift from single- occupant vehicles to public transport, walking and cycling, will support more liveable cities and thriving regions.
The Transport Agency will continue to refine its use of technology to actively manage demand and make the best use of existing networks and services.
Ongoing advances in data collection and sharing will drive improved performance and customer insights for the whole transport system. This will help better understand customers’ experiences and needs, both for individuals and businesses, and target access improvements where interventions are most needed.