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Research Report 625 Use of technology to measure and improve freight movements

Published: | Category: Environmental impacts of land transport , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The advance of technology has created several rich sources of data to analyse road network performance and freight patterns. New technology is also driving intelligent transport systems (ITS) designed to improve transport operations. This research used Auckland as a case study to explore how existing and real-time data sources could be used to manage network performance and improve journey predictability for urban freight using ITS solutions.

Drawing on previous research and a wide range of international literature and case studies, the report presents an overview of the role of ITS and the innovative ways technology is being applied to measure congestion and manage infrastructure more effectively.

Extensive industry stakeholder engagement revealed a high level of frustration and urgency to find solutions to improve network efficiency and an acknowledgement of the role of technology alongside infrastructure and regulatory measures to support efficient urban freight movement.

This report proposes five case studies to demonstrate the application of technological solutions to manage and improve network performance with regard to network efficiency, network optimisation and improved journey predictability for urban freight in Auckland.

Keywords: intelligent transport systems, monitoring framework, performance monitoring transport network, urban freight

Publication details

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  • Published: August 2017
  • Reference: 625
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-98-851251-8