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A Smart Transport Technology Roadmap for Perth

Smart Transport Technology Roadmap

This project aims to identify promising technologies that can best address key transport and mobility challenges in Perth, Western Australia (WA) and outline a Smart Transport Technology Roadmap for the next three to five years.

The Roadmap will generally consider typical conditions but future uncertainties such as the coronavirus pandemic and its implications that are potentially long-term will also be considered.

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Project background

Reduced traffic throughput, higher crash rates, reduced public transport reliability, reduced walkability and increased fuel consumption and emissions are features of WA’s increasingly congested roads. The timely development and implementation of technology solutions (or Intelligent Transport Systems, ITS) to enable a safe, efficient and seamless transport system is essential to supporting the State’s future productivity and liveability.

For several years, RAC has been calling on the Federal and State Governments to commit funding for the planning and deployment of smart transport technologies to improve safety, efficiency and reliability for all road users.

This project will support RAC’s social impact activities by recommending the most beneficial Roadmap option for Perth through Strategic Analysis (Stage 1). and Options Identification (Stage 2).

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Project objectives

This project aims to develop the Roadmap to identify and progress the deployment of promising technologies that can best address key transport and mobility challenges in Perth, Western Australia (WA) over the next three to five years.

The broad objectives for this project are to:

  1. Understand key mobility challenges and opportunities, as well as community needs, in Perth that smart transport technologies could respond to;
  2. Identify a broad range of smart transport technologies and explore their “Perth potential”;
  3. Determine feasible options and arrive at a recommended option and pathway to deployment of smart transport technologies in Perth (considering key drivers, barriers and enablers, as well as opportunities to be created for WA and Australia);
  4. Provide a compelling case for increased State and Federal government investment in smart transport technology priorities and support increased community understanding of the benefits to be realised.

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