目前公共交通系统的问题是确保稳定的现金流和开发更多的资源来为社会中不断增长的人口服务。在现有的结构中，政府当局需要处理一些问题。为人民提供的服务存在缺口(巴顿，2005)。需要更多的资源和资金来为人民创造服务和公共交通。由于人口老龄化，未来将需要公共交通。联邦治理系统发现很难处理当前的需求来源。他们需要更多的资源和资金来确保他们能够接管这个系统。如果联邦政府接管整个公共交通系统，将会有更多的政府控制和权力(Paulley et al.， 2006)。理想情况下，人们更喜欢小政府;这将与人们的预期相反。
If the commonwealth federal system chooses to take over the funding of public transport completely, there can be benefits to the country. The country could have homogenized high quality roads throughout the country (White, 2008). There will be uniformity in practice. People within Australia can have the same access to roads and other forms of transport. There will be more investors into the state owing to the highly developed infrastructure projects. Nevertheless, this is not feasible.
Issues in the current system of public transport is ensuring steady cash flow and developing more resources to service the increasing population in the societies. In the existing structure, there are a number of issues that the governmental authorities need to handle. There are gaps in services provided to the people (Button, 2005). More resources and money is needed for creation of services and public transport for the people. There is an aging population that would require public transportation in the future. Federal system of governance is finding difficult to handle the current sources of requirements. They need a lot more resources and funding to ensure that they can take over the system. There will be more governmental control and authority if the federal government takes over the entire public transport system (Paulley et al., 2006). Ideally people prefer smaller government; this will be the opposite effect of what people expect.
Apart from this, the individual state and local governments also require this funding in the forms of taxes and fees to ensure that there is cash flow in the individual communities. In the homogenized process of building roads, the individual states and counties will have to wait for a long time for the road structure and to address their issue. The system will become even more bureaucratic in this process. It has also been found that there is dynamic requirement in each situation; this process of federal government taking over will cause longer delays and redundancy in the process. In this, all the stakeholders involved will suffer. In short, common wealth cannot handle the emerging requirements and hence they will find it difficult to handle public transport system.