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Congratulations to Ernie Wanka who was recognised with a Public Service Medal (PSM) in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List, announced yesterday. Ernie has had a long and distinguished career with the Northern Territory's public service for more than 35 years. As Executive Director for the Transport Infrastructure Planning Division…
Congratulations to Menno Henneveld who was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List, announced yesterday. The AM is awarded for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group. Menno was recognised for significant service to engineering,…
Today Austroads published a level of service (LOS) framework from the perspective of all road users. The framework includes motorists, transit users, freight, pedestrians and cyclists with needs for mobility, safety, access, information and amenity. The framework is designed to help practitioners identify an appropriate LOS for different road users…
Today Austroads released an assessment of emerging Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) standards and guidance for determining which standards should be adopted locally. This report documents the findings and outcomes of an assessment of the standards emerging from the key C-ITS developing regions of Europe and the USA. The project…
In 2012-13 the Austroads Network Program initiated a two year project to develop a nationally consistent assessment process for road network devices. The development of an agreed product acceptance process and the future development of a nationally accessible register will enable road agencies to accept products that have been assessed…
Austroads has released an update to the parameter values used to estimate environmental costs in the economic evaluation of Australian road projects. The methods used to update environmental costs had become outdated and central agencies have increasingly demanded that accurate costs be included in the evaluation of road infrastructure and…
Well designed and managed industrial areas can help drive regional economic growth and provide employment opportunities for local populations. Today Austroads released guidelines designed to help councils plan and assess road freight access to industrial areas, including ensuring that infrastructure provided by developers is adequate to meet access needs for…
Laser profilometers are high precision instruments used by road agencies to assess pavement roughness, one of the main parameters of road condition assessment. Roughness, which can impact traffic flow, fuel consumption and vehicle wear, is characterised by the International Roughness Index (IRI). This is an internationally recognised value of ride…
Austroads has released a report with 15 case studies showcasing low cost interventions that have successfully encouraged cycling in Australia and New Zealand.   The case studies provide practitioners with easy and effective methods to encourage cycling while working within limited budgets.  The “low cost” nature of the case studies…
Austroads has released a report with 29 case studies showcasing innovative Australian and New Zealand urban and regional bicycle infrastructure. The design of the built environment to support active transport is an emerging discipline.  Urban planners, designers as well as traffic and transport engineers are implementing a range of innovative…
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