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Economic Evaluation of Road Proposals: Harmonisation of Non-Urban Road User Cost Models
The purpose of this document is to maintain and improve the validity and harmonisation of estimates of non-urban road user costs (RUCs) in Australia. Australian road agencies use a range of models to estimate RUC’s for use in investment evaluation,…
Salinity and Rising Water Tables: Risks for Road Assets
This report documents work undertaken in relation to the Austroads Business Systems Project BS.A.N.523 Salinity and Rising Water-Tables - Risks for Network Asset management. The purpose of the project was to identify the potential impact of dryland…
Economic Evaluation of Road Investment: Estimating Urban Inter-Modal Benefits: A Literature Review
This document is a report on a review of Australasian and international literature in 2002 exploring the availability of data, analysis and findings that could assist in estimating inter-modal benefits related to urban transport project evaluations.…
Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Unit Values for Road User Costs at June 2002
This document contains estimates of road user unit costs in Australia at 30 June 2002. The purpose of the estimates in this document is to provide input values for economic evaluation models used by Australian road agencies for transport projects.…
Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Improved Methods for Estimating Australian Unit Crash Costs
This report demonstrates the usage of a methodology for estimating average crash costs for use in the economic evaluation of road projects by applying it to data for the State of Victoria to derive average costs for a range of casualty crash…
Valuing Environmental and Other Externalities
Transport benefits society, but also imposes costs, notably through environmental damage and crashes. In addition to the effects on the environment and human health, current scientific attention is directed to the social impacts of transportation in…
Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Improved Estimation of Hourly Traffic Volume Distributions
In Australia, default hourly traffic flow histograms are used in models for estimating savings to road users from road improvement proposals. This report describes the development and updating of hourly traffic volume frequency distributions for use…
Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Valuing Travel Time Savings for Freight
This document contains two separate reports describing studies to develop initial estimates of four attributes of freight travel time costs (freight rate, travel time, on-time delivery, and loss or damage), expressed as a freight rate per pallet per…
Benefits of Road Investment to Assist Tourism
This study has collected data from Australian state and regional road and tourism authorities on their levels of interaction when deciding on road investments and the impact on tourism. The findings of this survey are similar to those of the US…
The Outlook for Road Related Revenues and Road Transport Demand
Revenue derived from road transport related activities is an important source of general income for the Commonwealth and state governments in Australia. This extensive source of revenue is primarily obtained from fuel taxes, sales taxes and…