Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS)

The ITLS Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS) is a biannual survey of Australians' thoughts about transport. Do Australians think transport is getting better in their local area? How confident are Australians that transport will improve in the short-term and long-term in Australia? What is the highest priority issue in transport for Australians? Is the state or federal government considered most responsible for transport? Should the private sector be more involved in the provision of public transport? TOPS tracks changes in Australians' confidence and sentiment about transport every other quarter, and compares NSW with other states.

Hensher, D.A. and Daniels, R. (2011) Monitoring community views on transport confidence over time: the quarterly Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS) Proceedings of the 34th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2011, Adelaide, Australia, 28-30 September


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TOPS Results Graph

Further information on the above figure may be found in the TOPS results reports provided below.

March 2016

RESULTS

Australians prepared to tolerate longer city commutes

[Media Release]

September 2015

RESULTS

Australians continue to back big spending on public transport

[Media Release]

March 2015

RESULTS

Despite political promises Confidence in a brighter transport future plummets - survey

[Media Release]

September 2014

RESULTS

More than one third of Australian could cut traffic congestion by working from home

[Media Release]

March 2014

RESULTS

Australians support road usage charges over fixed rego fee

[Media Release] 

September 2013

RESULTS

Light rail and bus rapid transport cause for optimism in Australian public transport

[Media Release]

March 2013

RESULTS

Peak hour congestion a matter of choice for many drivers national survey

[Media Release] 

September 2012

RESULTS

Overcrowding 'intolerable' complain nation's train travellers

[Media Release] 

March 2012

RESULTS

Taxi services are deteriorating in the eyes of users

[Media Release] 

December 2011

RESULTS

Australians prefer investment in urban rail over high speed services

[Media Release]

September 2011

RESULTS

Australians reject carbon tax on bus fuel

[Media Release]

June 2011

RESULTS

Victorians suffer post-election drop in national transport poll

[Media Release]

Presentation on TOPS to Bus NSW Leading Edge Seminar, 8 July 2011 - Dr Rhonda Daniels

March 2011

RESULTS

NSW residents not optimistic about short-term transport improvements

[Media Release]

December 2010

RESULTS

Support for private sector role in public transport varies across states

[Media Release] 

September 2010

RESULTS

Transport still considered a state government issue

[Media Release] 

June 2010

RESULTS

Public transport is top transport concern for Australians

[Media Release]

March 2010

RESULTS 

Transport confidence survey highlights national concern

[Media Release]