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IPENZ Transportation Quiz Night

Posted on: 31 July 2017    

There was a great turn out at the annual Canterbury IPENZ Transportation Group Quiz Night, held on Thursday 27 July.  This is the social event of the year for the local group and is always well attended by Abley staff.   

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Paul Durdin to present at ATSIP 2017 in New Orleans

Posted on: 20 July 2017    

In early August, Paul Durdin will be presenting as a finalist for the ‘Data Visualization Project Award’ at the 2017 Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) Traffic Records Forum in New Orleans. The conference brings together data analysts, state and local law enforcement officials, engineers, motor vehicle officials, emergency medical services providers, judicial administrators, and highway safety professionals from across the United States and international communities.

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Mid-Winter Masquerade Dinner

Posted on: 3 July 2017    

For our annual mid-winter staff get together, our Christchurch Abley and Interpret teams dressed in Masquerade theme and enjoyed dinner out at White House Black restaurant in Halswell.

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Paul Durdin invited to speak at FIA (Federal Internationale de L'Automobile) event in Queenstown

Posted on: 30 June 2017    

New Zealand is hosting an FIA Region II Asia-Pacific round table meeting in Queenstown on 31 July/1 August.  The meeting invites representatives from the Automobile clubs of Bangladesh, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, India and Philippines. Paul Durdin has been invited to present on a topic of harnessing data for focusing road safety investment, and showing the work that Abley is doing in this space. Paul says “It is an absolute privilege to be invited to speak at the round table meeting alongside the Minister of Transport, the CEO of ANCAP, and representatives from the NZ Transport Agency”.  

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Personalised travel plans for Abley staff

Posted on: 15 June 2017    

We have recently launched a travel plan to support our staff moving into our new office in central Christchurch.

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New Christchurch office

Posted on: 29 May 2017    

We are excited to have moved into our new Christchurch office, located on Level 1 at 137 Victoria Street.

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Research report published on "The value of public transport as a network"

Posted on: 24 May 2017    

Well done to Dave Smith and Robyn Hyde, who had their research report published by the New Zealand Transport Agency recently.  "Research Report 616: Assessing the value of public transport as a network" explored the elements that influence the value of a public transport service and developed a framework that proposes to extend the NZ Transport Agency's economic evaluation procedures.  

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We're on the move!

Posted on: 24 May 2017    

Our Abley and Interpret teams are excited to be moving into our new office on Monday 29 May 2017.

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Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety: Not all Roads are Created Equal

Posted on: 16 May 2017    

Recent work by Abley in collaboration with NZTA and other agencies has been published in the latest edition of the Journal of Australasian College of Road Safety (page 36). NZTA’s Speed Management Guide guides and supports local authorities in their efforts to put in place speed management measures. The technical framework of the guide provides a single assessment for determining safe and appropriate speed at a network level, and aligns travelling speeds with road function. This work focuses on the technical framework to the Waikato region and includes analysis of intervention strategies to road sections where speed management would have a high benefit in terms of safety and efficiency. 

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Wins for Abley at 2017 IPENZ Transportation Conference

Posted on: 6 April 2017     Tags: ,

Carl O’Neil and Paul Durdin recently won the AA award for ‘Best Paper’ and the award for ‘Best Practice Paper’ at the IPENZ Transportation Group Conference in Hamilton. The paper entitled ‘A fresh approach for prioritising and treating high risk curves’ was based on a road safety project commissioned by Transport for New South Wales.  The project used a combination of geospatial technology and other analytical methods to identify road corridors which had a poor safety record on curves. The project represents an innovative approach to enhancing rural road safety and uses a method of identification and treatment that is consistent and thorough. We congratulate Carl and Paul on their win. 

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2017 Ipenz Win