Austraffic would like to announce the arrival of Scott Benjamin as the new Principal of Austraffic Victoria. Scott has 18 years experience with traffic and transport data collection, traffic engineering and developing transport technology.
Scott began working with ARRB in 1994 as an undergraduate undertaking a variety of road quality surveys for clients in VIC, TAS, NSW and QLD. He moved to the RACV in 1996 where he was responsible for managing traffic and travel time survey programs, after a brief secondment with ITS Australia he moved to the UK in 2000.
In the UK Scott worked for a range of local Authorities and Central Government, primarily in Scotland as a consultant for AECOM and later Halcrow. His work including data collection, development of transport models, traffic engineering and development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Scott administered the Scottish government STREETWISE Euro-regional ITS R&D program, also managing a number of the new technology trials which focused on comparisons between new remote and camera based technologies with traditional survey and monitoring methods. He was Project Manager or Technical Lead in the specification and implementation of large scale traffic management systems in the UK including Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Oxfordshire focusing on maximising the value of real time and historical data.
In 2009 Scott returned to Australia with Halcrow to provide strategic transport technology advice to VicRoads and the Department of Transport. Scott has always kept a close affiliation with AITPM and the Chartered Institute of Transportation and Highways (CIHT), sitting on the AITPM Victorian Committee 1997-1999 and rejoining the Victoria committee in 2010. Scott Chartered with the Engineering Council (UK) via the CIHT in 2008.
We also bid a fond farewell to Ian Greenwood who has worked tirelessly over the last 9 years to raise the profile of Austraffic and deliver exceptional service, accurate and effective traffic and transport data to Austraffic's clients. Ian will continue with Austraffic as a mentor to Scott throughout the first half of 2012, to ensure a smooth transition, while furthering his engineering interests with humanitarian organisations such as Ausaid. We wish him much happiness and success in his future endeavours.
Scott brings a significant technical capability to develop and implement intelligent transport solutions. We look forward to Scott's enthusiastic contribution, enhancing our product offering and actively pursuing Austraffic's goals of excellence, innovation and empowering our customers with credible quality data solutions.
Please contact Scott on 03 9837 5100 for all your traffic and transport data requirements. Please click here to email Scott.