Railway and sustainable transport engineering

Railway and Sustainable Transport Engineering

At Monash:

Led by the Institute of Railway Technology (IRT), researchers at Monash provide a one-stop technology access point for the international transport and rail industry. The IRT has worked with industry leaders such as BHP Billiton and Hong Kong and Singapore public transport networks to provide substantial operational savings and a sustainable transport system with environmental benefits.

Researches within the sustainable transport department have also advised on transportation issues at the last four Olympic Games. Most recently the Monash team has been called upon again to assess spectator travel demand and transportation management approaches for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Other exciting areas include:

  • Track, noise, vehicle, material, bridge, wheel-rail interaction analysis
  • Optimal design, scheduling and simulation for improving efficiency of transport sustainable transport networks
  • Mobility management and travel behaviour change, transport and land use interaction, disabled access and demand response to innovative transport modes and technologies
  • Road based public transport, environmental impacts, non-motorised transport, sustainable transport, transport economics and management, and public transport safety
  • Investment appraisal and evaluation, rural and regional transport, mass transit and transport planning for special events
  • Sustainable transport, intelligent transport systems, traffic network modelling and simulation
  • Real-time freeway network traffic surveillance, freeway ramp metering and speed limit control, urban traffic signal control, dynamic traffic assignment and real-time route guidance of road networks
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and  linked automatic control methods & communication technologies
  • Automated Highway Systems (AHS) & Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII)