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Research Report 060 Assessing passing opportunities: literature review

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This literature review was undertaken in 1995 with two main objectives:

Research Report 286 Investigation of implementation issues for congestion charging

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The success of the recently introduced congestion-charging scheme in London has raised urban congestion charging to the fore of the transport policy debate. Also, recent legislation in New Zealand has formalised the toll road financing option, and Auckland's congestion is increasingly seen as a major issue. This project, carried out in 2003 and 2004, sought to develop best practice guidelines for developing congestion charging schemes by interviewing those involved in such systems across the world to ascertain which issues were critical to their success or failure. There was a significant degree of consensus as to what these critical success factors are:

Research Report 029 Road profile characterisation

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

Roughness indices are used to monitor road condition and prioritise maintenance and rehabilitation programs. The most commonly used measure in New Zealand is NAASRA roughness which is based on the dynamic response of a normal passenger car. It does not necessarily reflect the dynamic response of heavy vehicles which produce most of the pavement wear and hence may not reflect the rate of future deterioration of the pavement. Therefore a roughness index based on heavy vehicle response would provide useful additional information for pavement managers. The report describes attempts to develop such an index.

Research Report 346 The effectiveness of incident management on network reliability

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This report summarises preliminary research undertaken in New Zealand during 2006–2007 to investigate the ability of intelligent transport system (ITS) treatments, such as adaptive signal control (eg, SCATS) and variable message signs (VMS), to detect and respond to serious traffic incidents, and to determine the most appropriate traffic management strategies (in terms of overall network reliability) to apply when such incidents are detected. The study involved a literature review of techniques and software/systems currently used to manage traffic congestion and respond to incidents, and an exploratory microsimulation study modelling incident detection and response in an urban network. The research found few attempts to bring together research in the three areas of incident detection/management, ITS methods such as adaptive signal control, and network reliability measures. There is also a lack of robust incident detection available at present in New Zealand.

Research Report 052 Unsealed road condition rating system for RAMM: literature review

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

International literature on unsealed road condition rating systems was reviewed in 1993-94, with the objective of recommending to Transit New Zealand a system suitable for use on unsealed roads in New Zealand.

Research Report 246 Personalised marketing demonstration study for Birkenhead Auckland

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

A research study was undertaken, in 2002, to facilitate and monitor the effects of a personalised marketing demonstration programme in Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand. The research project involved three main components:

Research Report 537 Improving the cost-benefit analysis of integrated PT, walking and cycling

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This research project developed an evaluation framework for estimating the cost-benefit analysis of integrating public transport (PT) with walking and cycling.

Research Report 572 Detailed customer requirements of travel information services, and the effectiveness of current channels

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: General, Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants

The purpose of this report was to build on Transport Agency research report 540 ‘Customers’ requirements of multimodal travel information systems’ to provide practical market and customer research on the delivery methods that customers would prefer and to identify which would have the greatest impact on improving the quality of customers’ travel experiences.

Research Report 609 Quantifying the economic and other benefits of enabling priority bus egress from bus stops

Published: | Audience: General

Buses are finding it progressively difficult to reenter traffic from a bus stop in urban areas. While there has been a focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public transport through the introduction of electronic ticketing, bus lanes and priority traffic signals in recent years, buses in New Zealand currently rely solely on other road users’ courtesy to merge back into general traffic flow when egressing from a bus stop. This research project identified and quantified the economic and other benefits that would likely arise if a change in legislation allowed buses leaving bus stops to have priority over general traffic.

Research Report 253 Effectiveness of variable mandatory speed signs within the Wellington ATMS New Zealand

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The research, carried out during 2002, has examined the effect of Variable Mandatory Speed Signs (VMSS) on road user behaviour within the Ngauranga Active Traffic Management Scheme (NATMS), just north of Wellington, New Zealand. The VMSS show speed limits which are considered appropriate during normal (incident free) conditions and reduced speed limits in response to an incident.
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