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Chapter Objectives

  • Efficiency of the network
  • Productivity on the network
  • Maintaining the asset
  • Funding mechanisms

About Journey Reliability

The Journey Reliability Chapter provides a forum for government and industry to discuss the requirements of the transport system and the impacts of reform in Australia.

The Chapter focuses on network efficiency, productivity, maintainance and funding. Roads Australia members participate in policy events, receive Chapter updates and provide feedback on network reliability issues. 


Chapter Leadership Team

Journey Reliability Chapter Chair

Greg Steele

CEO, Arcadis Australia Pacific

 

 Deputy Chapter Chair

Steve Cooley

Technical Executive, Asset & Network Performance, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Members get behind AAPA safety series

Throughout November, RA in support of the AAPA Safety at Roadworks Series, encouraged members to attend workshops around the nation.

Issues explored included near miss reporting to affect behavioural change, workforce psychology, road safety device innovation, barriers to safety and putting safety first on every project, particularly when working on powered mobile plant (for example – can’t see, can’t move).

Key take outs from the forum included:

  • VicRoads announced that a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed on November 19with Workcover to share information regarding the safety performance of contractors.
  • There is a call for innovation to enhance productivity and safety on road work sites. We need to get better working in an around loose gravel.
  • Greater definition is required to understand what a smart road work site looks like.
  • Improve credibility using signage at road work sites. Make more use of VMS. Explain why the work is happening. Don’t leave signage out at night.
  • Enforcement of speed is essential (e.g. point to point cameras)
  • Traffic management is a not a separate part of any project. It should be an integrated feature where the site foreman holds responsibility.
  • AAPA announced that a summary report from the series will be presented to Austroads in the coming months.
  • AAPA announced the 2015 National Workshop Series  - ‘Quality Roads, Fixed Budgets’ Keeping quality up and costs down.

Shaping the future of ITS

The Roads Australia Evolution of ITS Policy Workshop raised ideas and questions about ethics, community values and governing principles that the public and private sector will need to interact with the autonomous demand-driven transport system that will emerge in Australia within 25 years. 

 

Download Evolution of ITS Workshop - Report

Download Evolution of ITS Workshop presentations

Building the case for customers

Australia's transport agencies are thinking beyond their assets and transforming into customer service organisations. 

A better understanding of usage patterns and customer preferences has been driving this change - and with it, a very different network experience.

This 'new journey' is documented in a compelling report from RA's Network Reliability Chapter: Building the case for customers.  

RA AND ROAD SAFETY

Government and industry reviewed safety at road work sites and road user behaviour, as part of RA's road safety policy program in 2014.

Dave Stewart, Secretary, Transport for NSW challenged industry to improve road crash statistics on New South Wales roads.

Download Road Safety Forum - Summary Report

Download Road Safety Forum presentations

  • The forum revealed a strong appetite for industry to work together to improve road safety, particularly in areas such as:
  • Improving an organisation’s internal safety culture by adopting values-based principles
  • Implementing an open and honest near miss program approach to safety
  • Continuing to support the harmonisation of safety procedures and regulations across Australia
  • Providing more opportunities to share safety experiences, case studies and data.

In 2015, Roads Australia will continue to bring all parts of industry together to pursue the road safety challenge.