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It’s fast approaching the end of the year and the festive season, and I have a few things on my mind. First, how I’ll fit in all of my holiday plans and projects within my period of leave, which always seems to pass oh so quickly! But more important are the two issues of global financial...
With perpetual strains on resources and traffic increasing at a steady rate, transport agencies need to evaluate the road network and make informed decisions to determine which roads have the greatest risk of adverse impacts and therefore identify the roads that have the greatest case for...
In Australian rail freight operations, track maintenance costs comprise between 25-35 percent of total train operating costs. The main aim of this paper is to describe the results of research into track maintenance planning for the medium to long-term. The paper reviews research into the tools...
It has become generally accepted that to maximise patronage, transit must take people to where they want to go in a timely and convenient fashion. The benchmark in this case may be the most attractive available alternative mode, such as the private car with its door-to-door high level of...
As commercialisation and privatisation of railway systems reach the political agendas in a number of countries, including Australia, the separation of infrastructure from operating business dictates that track costs need to be shared on an equitable basis. There is also a world-wide trend...
For the purposes of this paper, e-business is defined as: "the performance, automisation and organisation of transactions, or chains of them, and the gathering and publishing of data, electronically over a communication protocol" Little research has been conducted either into how e-business...
Traditional empirical methods of designing railway track rely on simplistic impact factor methods that crudely represent the complex dynamic behaviour of track and train interaction and of the defects that give rise to damaging forces. Various analytical models have been developed around the...
Reporting on corporate objectives, relating to social and environmental responsibilities, has been gaining credibility since the 1990’s. This has led to the need to identify, measure and report on previously unidentified elements of business’ impacts. How then is this being realised in the...
This paper presents the methodology used in developing a fully-functional mode choice module capability to be incorporated into the Brisbane Strategic Transport Model (BSTM); capable of estimating mode shares in a multi-modal travel environment. The new mode choice module consists of unique...
This paper presents a study on estimating the latent demand for rail transit in Australian context. Based on travel mode-choice modelling, a two-stage analysis approach is proposed, namely market population identification and mode share estimation. A case study is conducted on Midland-Fremantle...