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Research Report 520 - National long-term land transport demand model

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This report describes a national long-term land transport demand model (NLTDM) for evaluating transport demand scenarios looking out 30 years and taking account of mega-trends in: population growth dynamics; spatial demographic trends; technology trends; income and economic growth; industrial composition; and policy.

Research report 507 The implications of road investment

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The objective of this research (undertaken in 2010–12) was to provide improved evidence (potentially leading to improved modelling, monitoring and evaluation methods) on the implications of major road investments in New Zealand on significant factors including travel demand, operational performance, environmental effects, emissions, road safety, development patterns and economic effects.

Research Report 571 Approaches to valuing injury and mortality risk in transport assessments

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This report describes a review of literature on approaches to valuing injury and mortality risk in transport assessments.

Research Report 642 The influence of internet use on transport demand

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This report presents a discussion of the influence that internet-enabled communication technologies are having, and might have, on patterns of transport demand in New Zealand. First, a range of mechanisms by which the internet could reasonably be expected to influence transport demand are described. In-depth interviews with decision makers at public and private organisations in New Zealand highlighted two main areas where change is being driven by internet communication technologies: direct effects on transport demand; and the changing nature of the physical workplace, which has outcomes for transport demand as people change where, when and how they work.

Research Report 646 Impacts of socio-demographic changes on the NZ land transport system

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

We present a discussion about how socio-demographic factors affect the demand for personal land travel.

Research Report 647 Driving change technology diffusion in the transport sector

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

Technology diffusion will have profound impacts on the transport system. This report does not attempt to predict the future, but instead aims to guide policymakers in thinking about how technology could affect the transport sector. 

Research Report 546 Measuring the resilience of transport infrastructure

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

Internationally there is a growing call to improve the resilience of our critical infrastructure. This is in response to a realisation that the services we take for granted may be robust in the face of predictable hazards/failures, but are in fact extremely fragile in the face of unanticipated shocks.

Research Report 631 Benefits and costs of different road expenditure activities

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This research report examines how benefit and cost appraisals for road operations, maintenance and renewal, and minor work improvements could be undertaken in a manner comparable with the appraisal framework for capital investments. In addition, this research seeks to answer what the target level of service should be for each classification of road across the entire network; what the marginal benefits and costs of changes are to the network-wide target level of service for a classification of road; and what the optimal split is between resilience improvements, safety improvements and operational improvements, particularly for minor work improvements.Keywords: cost-benefit analysis, decision support tool, maintenance, minor works, operations

Research Report 495 Transport's proportion of total costs for New Zealand businesses

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

An efficient transport system is crucial for the New Zealand economy. It facilitates businesses delivering goods to consumers, retail stores and ports for export, and maintaining business competitiveness. The objective of this research was to understand the importance of transport costs as a proportion of total business costs, and examine the opportunities to reduce these costs for New Zealand businesses.

Research Report 594 Demonstrating the benefit of network operation activities

Published: | Category: Economic development , Research programme , Research & reports

The benefits and processes for evaluating economic outcomes of ‘standard’ transport interventions are well recognised – infrastructure improvements, intersection treatments, public transport schemes, safety improvements etc.Operations activities such as network optimisation, ITS system operation, traffic management, events, traveller information, ‘soft’ measures etc, are generally accepted to be beneficial. Compared with other interventions, these activities generally require significantly lower investment and therefore industry practices and views are that any benefits are likely to return high value-for-money outcomes.Historically there has been limited requirement in New Zealand to carry out in-depth economic assessments of operations activities. The methodologies and approaches for carrying out benefit appraisal of operations activities are not well established.In line with the NZ Transport Agency better business case approach, operations activities need to be considered as part of the potential lifecycle of transport solutions and evaluated alongside, or as part of, the main investment solution options.
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