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Bryan Nye explains the role of rail in society today
With only 5 weeks to go before AusRAILcommences, we manage to catch up with Bryan Nye, CEO of the Australasian Railway Association, as he explains the AusRAIL 2012 theme, Rail's Role in Society, and what to expect at
the rail industry's flagship event this year.
1. (0:05) AusRAIL is
being held this year in Canberra for the first time in 2012, how can
being in Australia's political heartland enhance the dialogue between
the industry and government?
2. (0:26) The theme for the program this
year is 'Rail's role in society' -- how has the role of rail evolved in
recent years and how do you see it evolving over say the next 20 years
3. (1:04) Awareness of rail and its benefits is spreading,
but competition for infrastructure funding with road is a challenge,
with road investment often seen as politically more favourable. How can
rail increase its importance in the lives of our population and become
the mode of transport to lead us into the future?
4. (1:40) Increasing
productivity, and doing more with what we have are major challenges
across Australia, how is the rail industry working to improve efficiency
and deliver productivity gains for society?
5. (2:41) Finally, AusRAIL
is nearly with us again, what can we expect from the event this year and
what do you hope the key outcomes will be?