HEA News

ITS Australia announces Mobility as a Service Research Project

During March, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia), the peak body for the intelligent transport systems industry in Australia, together with the iMOVE CRC, announced a project to better understand what Mobility as a Service means for Australia and, importantly, what Australians think. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the integration of multiple modes [...]

Improvements on the way, but Victoria’s rail far from OnTrack

Victorians have spoken, naming Wyndham Vale, Bentleigh and Waurn Ponds as Victoria’s best stations; while giving Donnybrook, Ruthven and Aircraft stations the thumbs down as Victoria’s worst railway stations. Wyndham Vale, Donnybrook and Waurn Ponds are on the VLine network. RACV’s OnTrack survey is Victoria’s most comprehensive rail satisfaction survey, asking Victorians why they [...]

New bus weight limit worth its weight in gold

New South Wales bus operators will be the big winners following the recent announcement by the NSW Government to increase weight limits for three-axle buses. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said raising the gross mass limit for the buses from 20.5 to 22 tonnes would help bus operators improve efficiency. “Today’s [...]

Contract awarded for crucial South Australian freight access route upgrade

South Australian businesses are a step closer to better freight connections with the contract awarded to design and deliver a $14 million upgrade to the Adelaide Hills freight route to Lobethal. The contract has been awarded to McConnell Dowell Construction Pty Ltd. Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said the Australian Government was [...]

Australian Road Construction to Hit Record Levels in Next Two Years: BIS Oxford Economics

Construction activity in Australia’s roads sector is set to grow strongly once again through FY18, according to leading industry analyst and economic forecaster, BIS Oxford Economics. This will be driven by substantial public investment in highways and arterials projects. However, the company believes this level of growth is unlikely to be sustained beyond FY18 as [...]

On-demand transport trial for New South Wales

Industry and technology leaders have been urged by the New South Wales Government to submit expressions of interest to run an on-demand transport trial. Expressions of interest were released in December with responses due by February 2017. The state’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Andrew Constance, said following an evaluation period, all pilot programs were expected [...]

Tackling congestion in central Hobart

The Tasmanian Government and the four Greater Hobart Councils have completed three “summits” to tackle congestion levels in the state’s capital. The government has already implemented a number of short-term solutions to ease congestion and will now oversee long-term measures to alleviate congestion in the central business district. Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure, said the [...]

Road maintenance priority for north and north-east Victoria

Major maintenance works are underway across north and north east Victoria to make regional roads safer and more reliable. The works will take place across the two regions over the next 12 months. More than $40 million in improvements will help to rehabilitate sections of road to make them smoother and more resistant to further [...]