3M-ACRS DIAMOND ROAD SAFETY AWARD 2012
3M and the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) are pleased to invite entries in the second year of the 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award, with entries officially opening on 1st April 2012 and close 5pm (EST), Friday, 15 June 2012 - Applications have now closed
This award calls for any road safety practitioner from the public or private sectors (which covers people like Road Engineers, Contractors, Road Safety Officers, Road Safety Equipment Manufacturers, Asset Managers, Town Planners etc) to submit highly innovative, cost-effective road safety initiatives/programmes which they have recently developed that stand out from normal practice and deliver significant improvements in road safety for the community.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2011
Our South Australian branch has prepared an update of things happening in their state.
TRAFFIC FORCASTING - WHERE ARE WE GOING WRONG?
In a recent AITPM newsletter we reported on potential legal action arising from inaccurate traffic forecasts for major new projects. It is encouraging to see that the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has held a symposium on this issue and the papers are now on their web site ( http://www.bitre.gov.au/Info.aspx?ResourceId=802&NodeId=188). They intend to put up a summary of the discussion in the next few days.
JANET BRASH MEMORIAL AWARD 2012
2012 marks a change in approach for the Janet Brash award. The award moves from a research grant to two innovation awards.
The two awards are as follows:
Traffic Engineering/Management & Transport Planning
Both awards include a $4,000 prize.
Traffic Engineering/Management Award This award is targeted at the operational environment. Examples include, but are not limited to, road safety, speed management, traffic flow efficiency, traffic management treatments, traffic signals, pedestrian facilities, cycling facilities, public transport facilities and freight facilities. A number of different treatments can be included as part of one project.
Transport Planning Award This award is targeted at the strategic environment. Examples include, but are not limited to, network planning, multi modal planning, cycling planning, pedestrian planning, public transport planning, parking planning and freight planning.
How to Apply - Applications have now closed
Download the brochure and nomination from www.aitpm.com.au
AITPM YOUNG PROFESSIONAL GROUP
I am pleased to announce that we have created a Young Professionals Group (YPG) and the inaugural Chair is Sean Yates from Victoria.
Sean was an AITPM Scholar at the 2009 Adelaide National Conference and has been working in the Graduate Rotation Program at VicRoads since completing his course. We profile Sean later in this Newsletter.
The initial vision for the YPG is to have coverage throughout Australia and is open to student members through to members up to around 29 years of age. One of the initial tasks for the group is to develop their preferred method of communication and in the first year we will develop their rules of engagement. Student Scholars awarded at the National Conference each year will become automatic members of the group and others in the target age group can also elect to become members of the YPG