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Transport Policy Development. A practical introduction to the development and implementation of transport policy.
Multimodal Integrated Transport. An overview of conceptual and applied aspects of multimodal integrated urban and regional transport planning studies.
Managing Transport Outcomes. Equip yourself with a systematic framework to describe and measure the impact of transport infrastructure and services projects and programs.
Transport Project Management. Obtain a results focused approach to enable you to plan and deliver a broad range of transport related projects.
Transport Funding & Delivery. Gain insights on how to develop business cases, evaluate investments and identify innovative funding and delivery methods.
Transport System Management. Get the tools and guidance you need to plan and deliver transport related actions based on achieving a bigger impact for a lower cost.
Land Use & Transport. Acquire an understanding of the linkages between land use and transport and how to influence them.
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Transport Policy Development
Transport policy provides a means by which governments aim to achieve their objectives and address issues and challenges by instituting laws, regulations and delivering programs. Held October 2014.
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- Transport Policy Context: What is transport policy? Who are the major institutions in public policy? Why does transport policy matter? What is the process by which policy is developed?
- Identifying Transport Policy Issues: What are the issue drivers? What tools to use to identify issues? How to define problems, including wicked problems?
- Transport Policy Analysis: Outline the different approaches to transport policy analysis – rationality vs incrementalism, and evidence based policy. The analyst’s toolkit – political, economic, social, technological, environmental, legal.
- Transport Policy Instruments: Establishing transport policy through advocacy, network, economic, legal, and government services. How to choose a transport policy instrument.
- Policy Consultation and Coordination: Types of consultation. Designing the consultation process. Coordination across government agencies. Governance.
- Implementation and Evaluation: Transport policy decision process, including implementation strategy. Evaluation of policy initiatives.
- Managing the Policy Process: Transport policy planning and management.
- Bringing it all Together. Practical application of transport policy development concepts. more details ..
Multimodal Integrated Transport
An overview of conceptual and applied aspects of multimodal integrated urban and regional transport planning studies. A two day blended learning short course was held in March 2013 and March 2014.
- Results Focus: What is transport planning? Why plan transport? What are the emerging trends and challenges facing transport? What are the strategic context and integrated planning frameworks?
- Integrating Transport and Land Use: What are the linkages between land use and transport and the implications for planning studies?
- Undertaking Transport Planning: What are the types of plans and studies and when are they used? How do you use the 4-step travel demand forecast process and modelling outputs?What are the success factors in developing integrated transport plans and studies?
- Stakeholders and Community: Why are stakeholders important? What are the key principles in involving community and stakeholders in transport planning studies?
- Developing Transport Options: How do you conduct option analysis, balance approaches/modes, undertake target setting and evaluate options?
- Funding Integrated Transport: What are the funding needs in a transport study and how funding can be obtained?
- Managing Travel Demand: Do we cater for demand or manage it? What are the options for travel demand management and changing travel behaviour?
- Planning for Moving People What are the characteristics of the major modes? Challenges and desired outcomes for safe and reliable passenger transport by bus and train – system capacity, modal integration, and quality of facilities? What is involved in planning for reliable and safe traffic movement? What are the principles for planning for walking & cycling?
- Planning for Moving Freight: How do you plan for the safe and reliable movement of goods by road and rail?
- Integrated Multimodal Transport: Capstone session synthesising key concepts of multimodal integrated transport.
Managing Transport Outcomes
Managing for Results: framework for key performance metrics. There is increasing pressure by governments and the community for more effective and efficient use of resources and performance and accountability for outcomes. To do this effectively requires an understanding of how to measure and report the performance of transport projects, programs and systems. This course provides a systematic framework to be able to describe and measure the impact of transport infrastructure and services. A two day blended learning short course was held in April 2013 and April 2014.
- Results Focus – measuring what you want to achieve and develop a focus on results
- Performance Management Framework – developing a framework to enable measurement and management of performance
- Partnerships and Communication – align the deliverables of key partners and communicate performance
- Data Collection and Analysis – plan for data collection, and analyse and report results
- Measure Transport System Performance – measure and report transport system performance: safety, mobility and access, environment
- Measure Transport Impacts – measure and report modal performance and impacts of projects and programs: travel demand management, public transport, traffic and congestion, freight, walking and cycling.
Transport Project Management
There is increasing pressure by governments and the community for well planned and delivered transport projects. This can result in more effective and efficient use of resources and better achievement of outcomes. To do this effectively requires an understanding of how to design, plan and guide the undertaking of a diverse range of projects. A two day blended learning short course was held in May 2013 and May 2014.
- Context for Transport Projects – agency perspectives, challenges, delivering outcomes
- Starting a Transport Project – establishing outcomes, service requirements and approvals
- Planning Transport Project Delivery – detailed project plan, milestones, budget and deliverables
- Stakeholder Engagement – delivery partners, stakeholders and customers
- Resource Planning and Procurement – resources and skill planning, procurement processes
- Applied Project Management Techniques for Transport – project governance, scope and budget control techniques and reporting project performance
- Implementing a Major Transport Project – managing the delivery, closure and reviewing performance.
Transport Funding & Delivery
Available funding to meet the increasing costs to operate, maintain and expand the transport system is reducing and insufficient, while community expectations are for higher levels of service. This represents a new norm. Against this new norm, decision makers need to ensure they make the most effective use of resources and achieve better outcomes. Gain insights on how to develop business cases, evaluate investments so as to optimise the benefits achieved by operating, maintaining and expanding the transport system and identify innovative funding sources. A two day blended learning short course was held in August 2013 and June 2014.
- Context for Transport Investment: the new norm, perspectives, transport challenges, relevance of outcomes and possible futures for the fiscal climate.
- Transport Investment Appraisal: appreciating the key concepts of decision making and project appraisal, establishing outcomes, service requirements and understanding how to make a clear business case.
- Transport Appraisal Frameworks: best practice business case processes established by governments in Australia and overseas.
- Best Practice Transport Project Appraisal: building a business case, option generation and assessment, establishing plan for your business case, avoiding bias.
- Practical Transport Business Case Development: establishing a benefits assessment framework, measuring benefits and costs, presenting results.
- Transport Funding Sources: current sources, emerging trends, benefits and risks of funding options, innovative new sources.
- Transport Project Delivery Models: current and emerging delivery options, innovation, deciding the approach.
Transport System Management
Doing more with less. The spirit of the times for the new millennium seems to be doing more with less. The transport sector is directly affected by this situation because so much of its success relies on creating and managing major assets. As revenue pools reduce and professionals learn to work in a highly constrained fiscal environment, the focus is on what will make a bigger impact for a lower cost, and achieving greater value for money. To do this effectively requires an understanding of the realistic options available, and the right tools to assess when to use these options. A two day blended learning short course was held in September 2013 and July 2014.
- Context for Transport Action: Changing fiscal environment, agency perspectives, delivering outcomes, success factors
- Principles of Resource Management: Transport as a service, establishing outcomes, service requirements, optimising principles
- New Approaches to Funding and Resourcing: Funding sources, revenue streams, financing
- Improved Asset and Demand Management: Integrated network design, optimising asset management and reducing life cycle costs, promoting realistic changes to travel behaviour, role of technology, active transport
- Getting more out of Transport Investment: Moving People: road use management, intelligent transport systems, rail infrastructure and signals, rollingstock, buses, depots
- Getting more out of Transport Investment: Moving Freight: road freight logistics, asset management, intelligent transport systems, rail freight, last mile
- Optimising Urban Growth Management and Transport Investments: land use planning that reduces the impact on transport assets and supports efficient network operations.
Land Use and Transport
Learn about the linkages between land use and transport and how to influence them. Transport is a derived demand, so integrating land use and transport planning is critical for long term success. The efficiency and effectiveness of transport depends on thoughtful land use planning and obtaining a balanced and integrated transport system makes best use of community resources. Land use planning influences where people live and work, and hence how far and by what mode they travel. A two day blended learning short course was held in October 2013 and July 2014.
Introduction: key concepts of accessibility, mobility, sustainability and smart growth.
- Applying a Results Focus: identify current and emerging challenges and opportunities in land use and transport.
- Coordination Principles: understand the relationship between land use and transport.
- Coordination Practice: align the policies and deliverables of transport and planning agencies.
- Active Transport and Land Use: the role of active transport in communities, and strategies for effective, safe and reliable cycling and walking.
- Roads and Traffic Implications of Land Use: assess traffic requirements and establish a road system that fits the objectives of a community.
- Land Use and Public Transport: coordinate objectives for higher public transport use with land use patterns.
- Land Use and Freight Transport: understand the relationship between land use and freight.
- Designing Vibrant Communities: design quality urban communities that support reduced car dependence.