This report is an appraisal of the "Bus Network Planning Workshop" held at the Australian Road Research Board, Melbourne, 25-27th October 1978. Traditional, fixed-route public transport systems (rail, bus, tram) are experiencing increased operating difficulties in most major urban areas in Australia. There is need for these systems to more effectively and efficiently match the demands for urban person travel and analytical techniques are being sought to aid in the processes of planning and operating fixed-route public transport systems. An appraisal of the bus network planning package, TRANSEPT, has been undertaken to assess its potential for application in Australia. This report documents the appraisal procedure and material, presents the findings, and indicates several directions for development in road public transport planning aids. The appraisal was structured around a two day workshop for public transport planners, managers and researchers. The workshop format proved to be an effective means of obtaining a first order feel for TRANSEPT and for considering bus planning needs in Australia. It indicated that TRANSEPT could aid bus planning in Australia, but that more comprehensive tests in an actual case study would be required to adapt the package to local conditions. The appraisal also identified an urgent need for more flexible, interactive techniques to aid the planning and management of bus transport services in Australia. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt ARR 88 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1981 12:00AM