Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is collaborating with Transport Certification Australia (TCA) and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to undertake a dangerous goods movement study that will help address the concerns identified in the industry, including ensuring:
- The right and adequate ‘first and last mile’ access through local government roads
- Continued safe access through an increasingly congested road network adversely affected by:
- massive basin-wide redevelopment and urban consolidation
- local government efforts to make suburban previous light industrial/commercial sites and precincts.
TCA is looking to obtain a sample of industry participants to help identify the movement of dangerous goods vehicle movements throughout the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area using telematics data.
TCA will be responsible for:
- Setting out the data sets required
- Collecting, aggregating and anonymising data sets from the sample group of industry participants
- Producing draft network ‘heat maps’ – based on the telematics data sets. These will provide insight on the volume of vehicle movement from the sample group throughout the targeted Sydney area.
TCA and TfNSW give a clear undertaking that all data will be aggregated and anonymised to ensure commercial confidentiality. The study will not, in any way, enable the subsequent identification of individual vehicles, or the company ownership of vehicles.
For more information on the scheme, please contact John Gordon, Strategic Development Manager, TCA. Phone (03) 8601 4600 or contact us.