Warren Truss, Australia’s new Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, has a strong background in the sector, having been Minister for Transport in the Howard Government. Those involved in transport and infrastructure hope he will move swiftly to implement the Coalition’s policy promises.

The appointment of Jamie Briggs to serve as Australia’s first Assistant Minister for Infrastructure serves as an immediate recognition of the increased expectations that will rest on the Abbott Government. The Coalition’s commitment to roads has already been well documented. The party has budgeted $18.5 billion budgeted for roads, including…