The Centre for Transport Strategy was established in 1998 to contribute to integrated and sustainable transport by undertaking research, providing professional development, collating transport related data, providing consulting services and developing policies in transport strategy.
The University of Queensland places a high priority on the relevance of its research to industry and government needs. Transportation research, developed in consultation with transport agencies, is based on the principles of:
- Developing industry oriented approaches, including tailoring best practice approaches to integrated transport, passenger transport, traffic and incident management, intelligent transport systems; including sustainable transport issues relating to economic, social, safety and environmental impacts
- Progressing modelling and evaluation methodologies; test conceptual frameworks and demonstrate feasibility of approaches and set up a transport modelling and traffic simulation laboratory and research capability in cooperation with industry partners and other higher education institutions
- Developing strategic alliances with other higher education institutions and transport research centres and maximising resources through leveraging resources through research grant schemes
UQ undertakes theoretical and applied research and has access to state-of-the-art computing facilities and software, including modelling software for micro-simulation, transport planning and artificial neural networks.
Key areas of research:
- Transport policy and strategy - frameworks for decision making, institutional development, public private partnerships, transport economics
- System Performance - evaluation frameworks, performance measurement, data
- Transport planning, systems modelling
- Transport operations - traffic and incident management, ITS, intelligent transport systems, advanced transport technologies
- Sustainable urban transport - mobility management, public transport, demand management, land use.