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Documentation and Quality Control of Benefit-Cost Analyses
The purpose of this document is to develop and present a catalogue/checklist of items, which can be employed by transport agencies and their practitioners and consultants to properly document the methodology, data, analysis and results of project…
Small Travel Time Savings: Treatment in Project Evaluations
The purpose of this report is to identify, review and compile existing literature on small travel time savings, and the current practice of considering the notion of small travel time savings in project evaluation. The review discusses both work and…
Speed-flow Relationships: Implications of Project Appraisal
The project includes a literature review of speed-flow curves, review of practices across jurisdictions, implications of speed-flow curves for project appraisal, harmonisation of speed-flow curves. A range of speed-flow curve relationships is…
Improving Practice in Cost Estimation of Road Projects
This document is provided for the benefit of transport planners and managers. It reviews and summarises the Best Practice Cost Estimation Standard (BPCES) developed by Evans and Peck and is applicable to any transport project for which Australian…
Evaluation of the Potential Safety Benefits of Collision Avoidance Technologies Through Vehicle to Vehicle Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in Australia
For years, improvements in driver behaviour, vehicle safety and road infrastructure have made the road network much safer. As roads become safer, many economic benefits are achieved for society, both direct and indirect. In the past, the primary…
Updating Austroads RUE Unit Values and Related Methodologies
Austroads updates of unit values and cost estimation algorithms used as inputs for urban and non-urban road investment evaluation models have become the industry standard in Australia. Updates provide a comprehensive and detailed coverage in both…
Estimating Road Network Congestion and Associated Costs
The objective of Austroads Project NS1203 (Estimating Road Network Congestion and Associated Costs) is to develop a procedure to calculate delay and associated congestion costs by making use of directly measurable traffic data. Network performance…
Component Costs in Transport Projects to Ensure the Appropriate Valuing of Safety Effects
Austroads commissioned ARRB to consider the current costing procedures used in determining the relative cost share of safety in project evaluation. Australia currently uses a human capital approach to the valuation of crash costs, while many other…
High Productivity Vehicles and Pavement Economic Impacts: Network Level Assessment Approach

The composition of the Australian heavy vehicle fleet has changed over time and no doubt will continue to change in response to pressures to achieve maximum economic benefits. Considering the predicted doubling in the road freight task by 2020, the…

Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Overtaking Lanes - An International Review
This report describes the results of a review of international literature undertaken in 2002 on the evaluation and application of intermittent overtaking lanes on two-way roads in rural traffic environments. This report also contains a comprehensive…