Economic Benefits of Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) on Motorway Networks

The Auckland ATMS project was part of Transit New Zealand’s (Transit) National Roads Program for State Highways. The project was conceived to demonstrate the benefits of an ATMS for the Auckland Motorway Network, which could provide a benchmark for further ATMS projects in New Zealand. However, even as a demonstration project, the Auckland ATMS had to compete for funding with other transport projects. Transit is wholly funded by Land Transport New Zealand, the Crown Entity responsible for government contributions for all transport projects. Also, it was critical that the project benefits could be measured to demonstrate the value from the investment made, as well as justifying further expenditure in future. LTNZ has prescribed procedures for evaluating economic benefits of transport projects, based on commonly applied principles. However, the benefits of ATMS schemes are not directly comparable to those associated with new roads. A careful evaluation of ATMS projects overseas was carried out to determine which benefits could be quantified in a manner suitable for adaptation to the local procedures; then evaluated with real data to establish the benefits of the system proposed for Auckland. This paper summarizes the process used to define the benefits of ATMS in Auckland and it also examines how well the system is capturing these benefits, now that it is fully operational.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: ITE 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers

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  • Accession Number: 01006772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1933452080
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2005 1:21PM