The following speech was presented by Austraffic's Managing Director, John Reid, at the Victorian State Budget Lunch held by the AITPM’s Victorian branch, and attended by State Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan.
Just before the Victorian budget was handed down, the treasurer Tim Pallas was reported as saying "You can't just build transport connections, you have to build communities."
The AITPM and Austraffic have a great affinity with this sentiment.
Sam Linke graduated in 2010 in civil engineering and the History and Philosophy of Science. She is now the technical leader of transport modelling at the consulting firm Jacobs. She is currently focusing on pedestrian modelling and is also the vice president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers in Australia and New Zealand.
Proudly sponsored by Austraffic, to help celebrate International Women’s day, the AITPM VIC State Branch will be holding an event to celebrate women in the transport industry and how the industry is working to encourage and support women.
Key industry leaders will speak at this event and share their experiences and what working in transport means to them.
ITEANZ is offering financial support for young members to attend worldwide conferences, meetings or other professional events which would allow them to interact and learn from other professionals, thanks to sponsorship from Austraffic. The aim is to contribute to their personal and professional development.
It is said that big data is a kilometre wide but only a millimetre thick. It is providing us with a lot of numbers but the information can lack depth. There are many factors involved in why people choose to travel, the method they use to do it and the path they take. We need a comprehensive range of data to ensure we understand fully the environment in which we work.
Fewer people are staying out late at night in the Sydney CBD and surrounding precincts, while antisocial behaviour has continued to decline, a City of Sydney report has found.
The study paints a picture of how the 1.30am lockout and 3am "last drinks" laws are changing the city's nightlife, suggesting they have reduced the number of late-night revellers on the city's streets while contributing to an ongoing decrease in violence and drunken antics.
"Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given that problem, there is a great need for more education on this topic. And unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of other good options out there for non-quantitative managers who want to learn about analytics."