IBEC activities in Melbourne, don’t miss it!

Dear IBEC Members, Please find below a summary of all  IBEC activities in Melbourne: The launch of the IBEC book and the Evaluation workshop taking place on Monday 10 October, 12:45 – 3:15pm (pre-registration required: http://www.its-australia.com.au/2016/07/ibec-event-melbourne), The IBEC Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be hold on 10 October, 3:15pm – 3:45pm and the programme for the IBEC Sessions. Detailed information can be found here:...

IBEC activities at ITS World Congress Melbourne 2016

IBEC in Melbourne 2016 Monday October 10, 2016 – Monday October 10, 2016 1 Convention Centre Place Map and Directions | Description: Workshop and Book Launch – Monday 10 October 2016 Meeting Room 205, Level 2, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Pre-registration required : https://www.its-australia.com.au/events/ibec-event/ Venue Meeting Room 205, Level 2, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Time 12.45pm – 3.15pm 3.15pm – 3.45pm (Current and potential IBEC members are also invited to attend the IBEC Annual General Meeting) Date Monday 10 October 2016 KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  THE HON ROBIN SCOTT MP, MINISTER FOR FINANCE VICTORIA Attendance / Tickets Open to ITS professionals, pre-registration required AU$22 (including GST) RSVP by 6 October 2016 In addition to presenting 4 sessions during the 23rd ITS World Congress hosted in Melbourne (10 – 14 October 2016), IBEC is pleased to announce an IBEC special event in Melbourne on Monday 10 October. The event will include: Keynote Address Launch of the book Evaluation of Intelligent Road Transport Systems: Methods and Results edited and authored by a number of IBEC members. Workshop by some of the book’s authors, looking at the evaluation of connected and automated vehicle initiatives. Enquiries to: Andrew Somers, IBEC Co-Chair...

4 IBEC sessions in Melbourne at a glance

IBEC SESSION 1: DEVELOPMENTS IN BENEFITS, EVALUATION AND COSTS OF ROAD CHARGING TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER, 1400 – 1530 HOURS MEETING ROOM – 203 HOURS MEETING ROOM 204 Organiser Steve Morello, D’Artagnan, United States Moderator Steve Morello, D’Artagnan, United States Speakers Andrew Hyles, DIIRD, Australia Steven Newman, EROAD, New Zealand Malcolm Dougherty, Caltrans, United States Around the world, states, provinces and countries are examining and evaluating potential policy initiatives to change the way they pay for their transportation infrastructure to mitigate the decline in fuel tax revenues. Road charging is a funding mechanism where drivers pay to maintain roads based on the miles they drive, rather than the amount of fuel their vehicles consume. It sends the right price signals to drivers and directly helps them to first think about their trip and its cost impacts on themselves and others. Road charging recognizes that a city, a state, or indeed a country’s road network, is more than a series of individual roads. It is a complex network, where congestion problems (and mobility solutions) are always interlinked. Several recent and planned pilot projects provide participants a variety of manual and technological choices for reporting the miles they travel, as well as a choice for submitting real or simulated payments. This session will comprise speakers who are addressing declining revenues from fuel taxes – major issue states/provinces/countries are wrestling with – by promoting road charging as a utility based approach to paying for road usage.   IBEC SESSION 2: POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF MOBILITY AS A SERVICE AND WHAT IS ALREADY PROVEN? TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2016, 1600 – 1730 HOURS MEETING ROOM 204...

ITS World Congress Melbourne – preliminary programme released!

The ITS World Congress 2016 preliminary program is now available to view by clicking here. The preliminary program provides detailed information relating to congress sessions and more! We recommend that you take the time to peruse the session information now available. For a snapshot view of the congress sessions please click here to view our sessions at a glance. Coming soon! An interactive online timetable will soon be available for viewing and this will contain live and up to date program information.  ...

Save the date: IBEC at ITS World Congress Melbourne

Dear IBEC members, As you may know, this year the ITS World Congress is in Melbourne from 10-14th October 2016.  In addition to organising four sessions during the Congress, IBEC is pleased to announce an IBEC special event in Melbourne on Monday 10th October. The event will include: – a keynote address by the Treasurer of Victoria, the Hon Tim Pallas MP – a launch of the book Evaluation of Intelligent Road Transport Systems: Methods and Results, edited and authored by a number of IBEC members – a workshop by some of the book’s authors, looking at the evaluation of connected and automated vehicle initiatives Time: 11:30 for the Annual General Meeting, 12:00 – 15:30 Venue: Port Melbourne (accessible by tram from the conference venue) We will return to the congress venue after this IBEC special event in time for the opening ceremony. Please allow time in your travel plans to attend this IBEC special event and we look forward to welcoming you in Melbourne.  Further information on this special event will be released shortly, in the meantime if you have any questions please contact IBEC co-chair Andrew Somers andrew.somers@transoptim.com.au....

New book on ITS evaluation methods available now!

A new book on Evaluation of Intelligent Road Transportation Systems is now available. The development of this publication has been led by Meng Lu, who is Vice President of IBEC (ITS Benefits Evaluation Community) and of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS). The book also reflects the valuable feedback provided to Mrs. Lu by ERTICO Partners and the ERTICO Office. About Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) use information and communications technologies (ICT) to deliver transport improvements instead of extending physical infrastructure, thereby saving money and reducing environmental impact. The book provides an overview of ICT-based intelligent road transport systems with an emphasis on evaluation methods and recent evaluation results of ITS development and deployment.   For more information follow the...