Traffic Management Systems
The Traffic Management Systems is the traffic technology centre of excellence for RMS. As part of RMS Traffic Management Branch, Traffic Management Systems undertakes planning, development, enhancement and support of RMS's traffic systems technologies and applications. We provide the technical support for traffic management, traffic and transport operations – including bus priority – traffic incidents, event management and the provision of traffic information.
Craig Moran is the General Manager, Traffic Management Branch.
The objectives of Traffic Management Systems are to:
- • Produce technical solutions that maintain and improve road safety
- • Provide flexible, reliable, safe and maintainable traffic management products and services
- • Enhance road based public transport travel speeds and travel time reliability.
- • Lead technical excellence in traffic engineering technology
Our roles and responsibilities include:
Providing technical leadership in traffic systems and international practices. Ensuring the development/procurement, deployment and support of leading edge technologies and systems to achieve RMS traffic and transport management objectives.
Systems planning – developing strategies and programs for the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and their elements.
Systems standards – managing the development, promulgation, and integration of technical policies and standards in ITS to enable the implementation of required functionality. To ensure that the required standards of safety and reliability are met.
Systems development and integration – the development, enhancement and maintenance of SCATS and other major ITS applications. Ensuring appropriate levels of system integration and with particular focus on systems supporting the Transport Management Centre operations.
Network operations – the development of enhanced network operations strategies and standards implemented through SCATS, TMIS, PTIPS, SRMS and other related traffic systems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of network operation.
Network modelling – the development, enhancement and operation of traffic modelling systems to ensure availability of reliable forecasts of impacts of traffic management measures, and to support the development of improved traffic management systems and strategies.
Technical standards – participation in relevant ARRB, Standards Australia, Austroads and international committees to promote adoption of standards acceptable to RMS and to facilitat future integration and interoperability of such systems.
Research and development – research, development and implementation of innovation and best practice in traffic systems, in order to improve cost effectiveness and meet the changing needs of stakeholders.
Technical advice - supply expert advice and professional representation to RMS directorates and branches, public transport agencies and industry organisations, to facilitate systems integration and data and information exchange.
Commercial relationships – develop and maintain sound commercial relationship with direct RMS SCATS clients and licensed SCATS distributors to ensure the best outcome for RMS.
Bus priority measures – develop, implement and monitor the bus priority measures for Strategic Bus Corridor networks in partnership with other branches and agencies.
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