Network Task Force
The Network Task Force's objective is to improve the efficient, reliable and safe operation of the road network.
The transport of people and goods is essential to the economic and social development of the community. Substantial investment is made in road networks to facilitate this.
The development and management of the road network is faced with several challenges:
- continuing growth in vehicle ownership and usage
- increasing traffic congestion in urban areas
- trends toward larger (and more efficient) freight vehicles
- continuing concern for safety improvements
- increasing concern about environmental impacts.
The central challenge is to address these often conflicting issues in a manner that balances economic, social and environmental objectives appropriately. The effective management of the road transport system is fundamental to making the best use of the existing road network.
The Network Task Force, which has representatives from state and territory road agencies, and the Australian Local Government Association, coordinates research that is working towards:
- national ITS architecture and protocols
- harmonisation of traffic system requirements
- network operating planning for all modes
- network operations performance measures
- standardised information services for users
- maintaining the Guide to Traffic Management.
Network Task Force Projects
|Project Number||Project Name||Program||Sub-program||Status|
|NEG6120||Building transport modelling management capability in Australasian road and transport agencies||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|NEG6114||Improving the reliability of heavy vehicle parameters to support more accurate traffic modelling in Australia / New Zealand||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|NEG6026||Standardisation of ITS technology asset management datasets||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|NEG6019||National ITS architecture and framework (NIA/F) stage 3: national content and governance||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|BN2019||Safety at road worksites||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
Classifying, measuring and valuing the benefits of place on the transport system
|Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|NTM6118||Updating Austroads pedestrian planning and design guidance in line with international good practice||Network||Traffic Management Working Group||Active|
|NTM6100||Translating research into practice: advancing the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management||Network||Traffic Management Working Group||Active|
|NEG6208||Guidance and readability criteria for traffic sign recognition (TSR) systems reading electronic signs||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|NEG6207||Guidance to support ITS investment decision making on motorways, freeways and arterials||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|NEG6206||Network operation planning – case studies and capability building||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|NEG6185||Innovation and best practice in performance measurement and transport outcomes||Network||Network Task Force||Active|
|NTM6186||Improved guidance on interrupted traffic flow theory||Network||Traffic Management Working Group||Active|
|NTM6187||Effectiveness and implementation of raised safety platform||Network||Traffic Management Working Group||Active|
|NTM6189||Passing lane investigation: design, placement and safety||Network||Traffic Management Working Group||Active|
|NTM6195||Trip generation rates for Australia and New Zealand||Network||Traffic Management Working Group||Active|
Opportunities to build capability in traffic management
|Network||Traffic Management Working Group||Active|
|NTM6238||Improved traffic management guidance – freeway capacity analysis and on road public transport priority||Network||Traffic Management Working Group||Active|