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NZ Transport Agency Research

Published: | Category: Corporate publications , Newsletters | Audience: General

NZ Transport Agency Research is a quarterly publication profiling the findings of recently completed research funded through the Transport Agency research programme.


Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: March 2013
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISSN 1174–0523
  • Also known as: Land Transport Research

NZ Transport Agency Research 2013–2015


Issue 29 Sep 2015
  • Chipsealing study raises possible new approach to basecourse
  • Examining value of travel time savings
PDF symbol [PDF, 1 MB]
8 pages
Issue 28 Jun 2015
  • Better bus infrastructure
  • Drivers’ attitudes to safer speed limits
  • Investigating new approaches to transport appraisals
  • Economic benefits of park-and-ride
  • New research reports
PDF symbol [PDF, 1.3 MB]
12 pages
Issue 27 Mar 2015
  • Potential use of epoxy bitumen in chip seal
  • Using emulsions to reduce bitumen application rates
  • Keeping tabs on mobile phone use
  • Assessing the performance of special vehicle lanes
  • New research reports
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12 pages
Issue 26 Dec 2014
  • Meaningful productivity estimates for the transport sector
  • Car passengers’ valuations of travel time savings
    Drug-driving in New Zealand
  • Bridge designs for sites prone to liquefaction and lateral spreading
  • Travel time predictability
  • New research reports
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16 pages
Issue 25 Sep 2014
  • Examining pavement design for specialist surfacing
  • Reviewing economic appraisal of public transport initiatives
  • Measuring flow path lengths
  • Understanding the value of journey time reliability for freight
  • New research reports
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12 pages
Issue 24 Jun 2014
  • Expenditure on roadside safety barriers
  • Developmentof off-peak bus services
  • Value-for-moneypublic transport system enhancements
  • Accurate and affordable location technology
  • New vehicle loading standard for road bridges
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12 pages
Issue 23 Mar 2014
  • Improving how visual road condition data is collected
  • New framework proposed for road pavement monitoring
  • Model will ease investment decisions
  • Guide published for composite bridge design
  • New research reports
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12 pages
Issue 22 Dec 2013
  • Econometric modelling for public transport forecasting
  • Undetected chloride corrosion in bridges
  • Improved post-implementation monitoring of road investments
  • New light shed on the performance of stabilised aggregates
  • New roundabout gets thumbs up from cyclists
  • New research reports
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12 pages
Issue 21 Sep 2013
  • Years of research pay off for rural road crash prediction models
  • Concrete loading research could change New Zealand bridge design
  • New tool for assessing bus priority interventions
  • Moving containers by sea the best option
  • Reintroducing indigenous vegetation to roadside corridors
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12 pages
Issue 20 Jun 2013
  • Integrated planning boosted now that geospatial data held by the NZ Transport Agency
  • Accommodating changing prices in transport appraisals
  • Developing the Transport Agency’s crash risk model
  • New research reports
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12 pages
Issue 19 Mar 2013
  • Early assessment supports better decision-making
  • Seven-step model helps efficiency practices stick
  • Wealth of information for designing safer roundabouts
  • New research reports
  • Supplementary issues of the NZTA research newsletter
PDF symbol [PDF, 1.5 MB]
12 pages


Supplementary issues

Supplementary issue 11 Oct 2014
  • Collecting data about national freight movements
  • Integrating public transport, walking and cycling
  • Evaluation of 2+1 roadway configurations
    Tailored fatigue loadings for New Zealand bridges
  • New research reports
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12 pages
Supplementary issue 10 May 2014
  • Model provides tool to assess how transport demand might change over time
  • Ground laid for developing transport demand models
  • The costs of congestion reappraised
  • Helping to get the buses running on time
  • New research reports
PDF symbol [PDF, 1.7 MB]
12 pages
Supplementary issue 9 Feb
  • The risk of ATP roadmarkings for motorcycles
  • Best-practice transport – wellness indicators developed
  • The effect of road roughness on friction testing
  • Improving the performance of asphalt surfaces
PDF symbol [PDF, 687 KB]
8 pages
Supplementary issue 8 Nov
  • New specifications to reduce earthquake
    damage to bridges
  • New ways to reduce the severity of run-off-road crashes
  • Measuring public transport’s contribution to the economy
  • Testing the C-roundabout
  • The importance of urban form
  • New research reports
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12 pages
Supplementary issue 7 Aug
  • Opportunities to reduce transport costs for businesses
  • Media filtration devices for stormwater come under the spotlight
  • Extreme variations in traffic loading
    requires better modelling
  • The role of speed in Safe System
    approaches to road safety
PDF symbol [PDF, 1.2 MB]
12 pages
Supplementary issue 6 May 2013
  • Predicting crashes at signalised intersections
  • Modelling crashes at priority intersections
  • Ageing population and travel
  • Game tests travel adaptive capacity
  • Assessing when rumble strips are worn out
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12 pages