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There is still time to enrol for first semester subjects at the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE). Austroads funds the ongoing development of pavement technology units delivered by CPEE in their Graduate Certificate and Masters courses.  CPEE also offers study options in infrastructure asset management and road engineering construction.  Single units…
Austroads has published a hands-on user guide for the Freight Axle Mass Limits Investigation Tool (FAMLIT) and made the tool available to download. FAMLIT is a Microsoft Excel-based pavement life-cycle costing analysis tool that takes road and traffic inputs and produces equivalent annual uniform cost outputs. These costs are based…
Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Optimum Steer Axle Mass Limits

Austroads' latest report examines issues associated with potential changes to mass limits for steer axles on heavy vehicles in Australia. An optimum steer axle mass limit is defined as one that will accommodate the needs of the transport industry into the future while ensuring road network sustainability. In all jurisdictions…
Thursday, 28 January 2016

ITS Performance and Benchmarking

Austroads has released a consistent methodology to evaluate and report intelligent transport systems (ITS) asset performance from a road user perspective. ITS assets are being installed throughout the road environment to manage and control the road network. Over time, faults in ITS assets can have significant impacts upon the throughput,…
Austroads has released a report which investigates expansion options and priorities for the Performance Based Standards Route Assessment Tool (PBS RAT). The PBS RAT is an online tool designed to help local government road managers determine the most appropriate heavy vehicle configurations for operation on local road assets. Federal, state…
Thursday, 17 December 2015

Repositioning for a Sustainable Future

Austroads has released its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan which repositions the peak organisation of Australian and New Zealand road transport agencies for a strong, relevant and sustainable future. The plan outlines Austroads' purpose and role, operating principles, strategic environment, and programs and priorities. Chief Executive, Nick Koukoulas, says the plan will…
Austroads has released updated editions of Guide to Road Design Part 4B and Part 4C. Guide to Road Design Part 4B: Roundabouts provides road designers and other practitioners with guidance on the geometric design of roundabouts. It covers principles and procedures enabling practitioners to develop safe and efficient layouts.It also…
Austroads have commenced a new and ambitious project to establish a harmonised road asset data standard for use in Australia and New Zealand. Project Manager Angus Draheim said “The project has been initiated in response to requests from stakeholders who increasingly need to share data with other road management agencies…
In July 2012 Austroads commissioned ARRB to conduct research project TT1825 Mix Design and Field Evaluation of Foamed Bitumen Stabilised Pavements. The objectives of this project are to: improve the Austroads procedures for the structural design of foamed bitumen stabilised materials for new pavements and structural rehabilitation treatments identify distress…
Poor access to transport can act as a barrier to people's participation in a range of social, civic and economic activities. Currently, accessibility by public transport, walking and cycling is poor. While most adults have relatively good access to private transport, a percentage, especially younger and older adults, have limited…

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