Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter has announced an automatic two-year extension for Drivers holding a current five-year learner or restricted car or motorbike licence which expires in the period from 1 December 2019 to 1 December 2021.
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Improving the safety of all road users is the focus of a new public consultation document on the issue of drug driver testing.
In April 2019, Transport Minister Phil Twyford recommended that the Govenor-General make a land transport rule to provide flexibility to bus operators when scheduling rest breaks for bus drivers in accordance with changes to the Employment Relations Act.
The Ministry of Transport’s annual update released today puts the estimated social cost of motor vehicle fatal and injury crashes in 2017 at $4.8 billion
As part of the inquiry undertaken by Doug Martin and Simon Mount QC, on behalf of the State Services Commission (SSC), into the use of external security firms by Government agencies, the Ministry of Transport provided a number of documents. These documents related to access to the Motor Vehicle Register by security consultants
The Ministry will be updating this webpage with relevant statistics through the holiday period this year
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On 28 June 2018, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced an increase in petrol excise duty of 3.5 cents per litre to take effect from 31 September 2018, and further 3.5 cent increases in 2019 and 2020.
The 2017 social cost of road crashes and injuries update shows the total social cost of motor vehicle injury crashes in 2016. This is estimated at $4.17 billion
Our transport sector is experiencing a period of rapid technological change and is influenced by many uncertain factors such as consumer preferences and the future size and make-up of our population. The ways in which we travel and move our freight around the country constantly change and will no doubt look much different in 25 years. That’s why it’s important to understand the drivers of change and what the future for transport may look like as we head into the mid-21st Century.