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Reassessment of the Benefits and Impacts of the Use of High Productivity Vehicles on Australian Highway Pavements
This report reassesses the benefits and impacts of using High Productivity Vehicles (HPVs) and proposes a method to consistently quantify pavement vertical loading of an individual vehicle design.
Improving High Productivity Vehicle Access through Potential Charging Regimes
This study assessed how charging regimes could increase high productivity vehicle (HPV) access, using three case study insights.
Improving Cost Allocation by Road Type

This report improves the current approach to cost allocation, develops incremental pricing, and develops direct user charging. This report includes analysis of the relationship between road use and expenditure without considering road condition; and…

Investigating the Development of a Bridge Assessment Tool for Determining Access for High Productivity Freight Vehicles
This report deals with the first component of the bridge assessment tool and is a scoping study to determine whether there is sufficient data, and whether there exists suitable engineering models, to develop robust and nationally uniform technical…
Feasibility Study: Heavy Vehicle Charging in Australia
This report presents the findings of a Feasibility Study, conducted by Rapp Trans on behalf of Austroads, into procedural, technical and market issues associated with potential business models to support the reform of heavy vehicle charging in…
Understanding the Impacts of Road Pricing Factors on Future Road Use and Network Wide Effects
The purpose of this project is to provide an assessment of the impacts of the most significant types of road pricing schemes on road use, the economy and community. There has been little empirical research undertaken to gain a comprehensive…
Review of Recent Developments in Road Pricing, Including Freight Phase 1: Key issues and experience
This study reviews recent developments in road pricing for managing road travel demand and congestion, and identifies potential pricing mechanisms to facilitate freight modal choice based on marginal social costs including environmental and other…
Review of Recent Developments in Road Pricing, Including Freight Phase 2: Possible applicability of road pricing in Australasia
This report provides an analysis of road pricing from a technical perspective to inform road authorities in Australia and New Zealand of some of the key issues involved. A key objective is to provide advice on what is required to identify and…
Capturing the Benefits of Performance Based Standards
This study has examined consequences of the introduction of performance based standards as a means of maintaining road safety and protecting road infrastructure, while offering opportunities to increase productivity and flexibility, in both vehicle…
Recent Advances in Road Pricing Practice
This report documents a study to provide information on recent advances in road pricing practice, both nationally and internationally. With the availability of new technologies the most rapidly changing aspect of road pricing, a significant…