HEA News

New landmark roof will transform Sydney’s Central Station

The new 2,240m2 span vaulted roof at Sydney’s Central Station was recently revealed to the public for the first time, as installation got underway as part of the city’s new Sydney Metro. The roof rises to 16m above the northern concourse becoming a landmark covered public space which will be the centre-piece of the [...]

TCA type-approves Right Weigh OBM system

Transport Certification Australia recently announced that Right Weigh has obtained type-approval of an on-board mass (OBM) system. Right Weigh is a supplier of OBM systems for the transport industry. Based in the United States, Right Weigh supplies its OBM systems to the Australian market through local distributor Smart Truck Solutions. The Right Weigh Exterior [...]

Federal funding secured for extension of Amy Gillett Bikeway in Adelaide Hills

Stage Four completion of the popular Amy Gillett Bikeway in the Adelaide Hills has been given the green light after $2.6M in funding was announced recently. Funding was secured through the hard work of Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and South Australian Senator Stirling Griff and will allow the Bikeway to continue from Mount [...]

New online asset management course to kick off in 2021

Enrolment is now open for Australia’s only online, industry designed qualification course in asset management. The Graduate Certificate in Asset Management is being offered from Semester 1, 2021, by the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), the Australian road industry’s not-for-profit provider of accredited training. The comprehensive course is aimed at both aspiring asset [...]

Camera monitoring significantly improves safety of HGV driving

A new study from the UK has shown HGV drivers drive much more safely when there are cameras in their cabs monitoring their behaviour. Computer scientists and driving psychologists from the University of Nottingham analysed data collected before and after the installation of unobtrusive cameras in the cabs of Heavy Good Vehicles (HGV) and [...]

Sydney Metro Northwest Stations claim top engineering award

The Sydney Metro Northwest Stations project by Mott MacDonald, SMEC and KBR has been announced as Sydney’s top Engineering Excellence Award winner and Sir William Hudson Award finalist. The state-of-the-art metro line, with its fully automated trains and improved safety features, enhances the capacity of people to commute between different areas of the city, [...]

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 [...]

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