Tuesday 13 February 2018 | Online, 1pm – 2pm AEDT

State and territory road agencies are looking for ways to enhance road productivity associated with the growing freight task.

Performance Based Standard (PBS) 2B vehicles are high productivity freight vehicles (HPFVs) with a maximum length of 30 metres. These vehicles present opportunities to reduce freight transport costs, however their access to metropolitan roads is constrained, which limits their take-up and potential benefits.

To expand PBS 2B access on metropolitan roads it is important to understand how they affect performance in a network characterised by congested stop-start operation, constrained queue storage and turning spaces, and the presence of vulnerable road users.

This webinar will present the findings of an Austroads project on the modelling of high productivity vehicles in metropolitan areas. It will cover:

  • literature review on the impacts to road operation
  • stakeholder consultation on issues and concerns
  • modelling framework for HPFV access analysis
  • scenario analysis on arterial and motorway operation.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • how PBS 2B access can impact road operation (congestion, crashes, transport cost, and emissions)
  • development of microsimulation models for HPFV access assessment
  • suitability of various access scenarios for PBS 2B in metropolitan highways (arterial and motorway).

Join in a live Q&A with our presenter to ask questions about HPFV access impacts in metropolitan areas.

Presented by Dr Ian Espada

Dr Ian Espada is a Team Leader, Network Operations at ARRB and has more than 15 years experience in the transport planning and traffic engineering fields. He has held previous roles as a researcher, transport/traffic planner, transport survey specialist, transport demand modeler, and transport economist in Australia, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. He is also a lecturer on transport demand modelling at Swinburne University.

Ian is the lead author of this Austroads project.

No charge, but registration is essential.

Can’t make the live session? Register and we’ll send you a link to the recording.