Transportation

Briefing paper

11 Dec 2018

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is examining the effectiveness of the Australian road rules relating to driver distraction. This issues paper explores the questions around responsibility for driver distractions, technologies that can assist and distract from the driving task, and prescriptive versus performance-based approaches.

Audio

2 Dec 2018

It’s a cross between a bus and light rail, a new form of transport that promises greater flexibility and a reduction in costs – it’s called the trackless tram.

Online bots are getting better at sounding human, because humans online are sounding more like...

Working paper

A working paper on urban transport in the shared mobility era
15 Nov 2018

This working paper explores the long-term future of public transport in New Zealand’s cities, in a world where transport technologies and services are rapidly evolving.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on the critical challenge presented by congestion.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges and opportunities in planning for and maintaining Victoria’s transport infrastructure.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges presented by the emergence of new transport technologies.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018

This policy brief draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on the critical challenge of increasing participation in active transport.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges facing Victoria’s freight sector.

Report

31 Oct 2018

Introduction

Natural hazards present significant risks to many communities across the United States. Fortunately, there are measures governments, building owners, developers, tenants and others can take to reduce the impacts of such events. These measures—commonly called mitigation—can result in significant savings in terms...

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This paper reviews the pros and cons of both CBA and EIA and presents an empirical analysis of both appraisal approaches.

Report

19 Oct 2018

In July 2018, a delegation from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities visited China. Travelling to four cities in five days, the delegation bore witness to the incredible progress made by China, particularly in the development of cities and transport...

Report

1 Oct 2018

Australia’s population is growing rapidly. The major cities of Sydney and Melbourne, in particular, are booming. Many people are asking whether the growth rates of the past decade are sustainable, or whether Australia has reached a tipping point where congestion and other downsides of growth...

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report recommends that the Australian government ensure that Austroads has adequate funding to undertake research and consultation activities to inform the establishment of a nationally consistent regulatory framework for motorised mobility devices.

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report argues that international attention on the effects of urbanisation have identified that simple and effective urban transportation systems as essential to successful outcomes, and that transportation systems must be integrated, easily accessible, and feature low-carbon and renewable energy.

Report

Inquiry into the Australian Government's role in the development of cities
17 Sep 2018

This report asserts that the successful development of both cities and regions is intrinsically linked. Regional development needs to be seen as part of a broader pattern of national development, with cities, towns and regions being developed as part of an integrated whole. This demands...

Report

13 Sep 2018

This report marks the beginning of a new flagship project for the Climate Council aimed at cutting greenhouse gas pollution levels from the transport sector - Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution.

Report

12 Sep 2018

The Argentinian Ministry of Energy (MEN), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) convened a one-day scoping workshop on ‘Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency: Opportunities for International Cooperation in the G20 and beyond’ on 12 September 2018 in...

Report

12 Sep 2018

This inquiry focused on the current road system’s safety, while recognising that modal shifts in transport, urban planning, technology, data, users, usage and cultural factors can and will be important. It was felt that the existing road transport system will predominate for at least another...

Report

10 Sep 2018

Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to this Austrade report.

Article

10 Sep 2018

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Read the full article at Fast Company

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