Review of transport forecasting requirements in New South Wales; volumes 1 and 2

The RTA requires basic data on current and future traffic flow and composition to enable it to plan and maintain the State's road system. In particular, there is little existing forecasting information about the flow of commodities on either road or rail which would enable the RTA to plan future road development. Detailed transport modelling is confined to the Sydney/Newcastle and, more recently, the North Coast regions, thus, most of the State outside the County of Cumberland has no forecasting basis, including the city of Wollongong and all the major rural growth areas. Further, the model for Sydney and Newcastle has some serious shortcomings. It is only valid for morning peak hour journey to work travel and does not incorporate effective modal split as it is primarily a car travel model. The model does not incorporate reliable information on commercial vehicle traffic. Its major shortcoming is that within the model it does not adequately address the current policy options that require testing, such as pricing and demand management. The models used by the Authority are highly dependent on other Departments. Much work is required to integrate the production of this information at a level of aggregation that can be usefully used by the Authority. This is particularly important in terms of population and employment forecasts and other land-use activities such as education, medical and retail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report for Roads and Traffic Authority
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitchell McCotter

  • Publication Date: 1991-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 vols (various pagings)
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 91014RP3 & 91014R1/2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01433867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:56PM