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Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Valuation of Benefits of Roadside ITS Initiatives
This report is a guide to the approach and parameters for valuing road user benefits for use in economic evaluations of roadside Intelligent transport systems (ITS). It complements the Austroads Benefit Cost Analysis Manual. The objectives of the…
Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Unit Values for Road User Costs at September 2000
This document contains estimates of road user unit costs in Australia at 30 September 2000. The 30 September date of compilation for this document differs from the date for corresponding previously published estimates (which was 30 June), and…
Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Risk Analysis
Economic risk analysis is useful because it can develop an awareness of the impact of risk and uncertainty on decision making processes and help with the formulation of appropriate policies and strategies to minimise risk. This report describes a…
Guidelines to Economic Assessment of On-Road Parking on Traffic Flow
Austroads commissioned ARRB Transport Research in 1998 to undertake an investigation into the economic evaluation of kerb-lane space. The resulting model, ParkLane v1.0, was the first significant attempt at developing a tool to understand on-road…
Economic Evaluation of Road Investment Proposals: Improved Prediction Models for Road Crash Savings
This document contains two reports which describe the development of improved models for predicting the effect of proposals for investment in road infrastructure on the numbers, severity and costs of road crashes in Australia. The two reports cover…
Effects of Sealed Shoulders on Road User Costs (includes software tool)
The practice of full or part sealing shoulders on two-lane rural roads was originally introduced to reduce seal edge and shoulder maintenance costs, and to shift the seasonal edge moisture zone away from the outer wheel path. The practice has since…
Austroads Project Evaluation Compendium
This project evaluation compendium stemmed from a project with the primary aim to develop a guide comprising information, processes, ideas and tools related to road project and program evaluation practice suitable for Australian applications. This…
Multi-Modal Evaluation and Assessment: A Perspective
A need exists in Australia and New Zealand, as it does in other countries, for a means to evaluate and prioritise candidate transport infrastructure investments, so as to ensure funds flow to the most worthwhile projects. Transport agencies around…
Valuing Emissions and Other Externalities
This report outlines a number of methods for estimating externalities and gives a brief description of the current position with development of estimates of road transport externalities, based on a review of recent local and international literature.…
Road Investment Profiles and Potential Environmental Consequences
The State of the Environment Report (DEST, 1996, p.3-50) states that road planning priorities with an "emphasis ... on providing high-capacity roads to fringe and coastal areas" has led to dispersed land use that is now under question. Certainly…