Colin MacArthur, Robyn Hyde and Dave Smith will be presenting four papers at the combined 39th Australasian Transport Research Forum and 4th Transport Knowledge Conference being held in Auckland from 27-29 November 2017.
Colin will present a practice paper on the learnings from the delivery of a multi-metric network operating plan (NOP) for the Tauranga Area. This presentation will reflect on how, through the application of existing data and GIS analysis, you can simultaneously reduce the demands on stakeholders and strengthen funding arguments across a range of objectives.
Robyn will present her research which explored the elements that influence the value of a public transport service and developed a framework that extends economic evaluation procedures to consider the contribution of isolated services to the wider network value, including broader social and accessibility values. She will also be co-presenting (with the NZ Transport Agency) the outcomes of recent research exploring the implications of a change in road rules, whereby buses may get priority over general traffic when egressing from bus stops.
Dave will present the findings of research considering the role of crowdsourcing in New Zealand as a source of real-time traveller information and supporting the efficient operation of the transport network.
We look forward to catching up with our industry colleagues at this upcoming conference.