Best practice on improving level of service for freight vehicles, on-road public transport, HOV and emergency vehicles

This report summarises the best practice for the improvement of the level of service (LOS) of freight vehicles, on-road public transport (ORPT), high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) and emergency vehicles (EVs). This project began with analysis of current and future vehicle mixes and the application of LOS indicators to specific users selected for this project. A wide range of measures is available to improve the LOS for road freight operations. These range from changes to land use regulations, to multi-modal supply chain management and to various freight ITS measures. Buses, trams and EVs account for only a small percentage of the total VKT in a city. The issue for these users is not the level of demand, but rather the measures required to maintain and improve their LOS because of the important roles they all play. There is no single measure that can simply and adequately improve the LOS for ORPT, HOVs and EVs. For ORPT, a package of measures as described in this report will be necessary to increase modal share. The usage and acceptance of HOV lanes can be assisted by emerging enforcement and tolling/smart card technologies. The LOS of EVs will continue to improve incrementally as the technologies for their detection and guidance mature. (a)

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    Haymarket, New South Wales  Australia  2000
  • Authors:
    • LUK, J
    • SU, M
    • GREEN, D
  • Publication Date: 2008-2


  • English

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  • Pagination: 53P
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    • Issue Number: AP-R317/08

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  • Accession Number: 01104583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781921329395
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2008 12:45PM