Closed Lane Driver Compliance (2019-20)

Closed Lane Driver Compliance (2019-20)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Transurban


Project title:
Closed Lane Driver Compliance
Description of the project:

When Transurban is doing work on a road, or in the event of an accident, we close lanes, using overhead lane closure signs. Some drivers do not comply with these signs, creating high risk scenarios for our staff, contractors and other drivers.
This project has been initiated to:
- Investigate and develop strategies that Transurban could use to drive compliance of drivers to not drive in closed lanes
- Conduct research on the magnitude of this issue
- Develop strategies that Transurban could utilise to reduce instances of vehicles driving in closed lanes.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Transurban

Location:
Docklands, Melbourne
Description of the project:

When Transurban is doing work on a road, or in the event of an accident, we close lanes, using overhead lane closure signs. Some drivers do not comply with these signs, creating high risk scenarios for our staff, contractors and other drivers.
This project has been initiated to:
- Investigate and develop strategies that Transurban could use to drive compliance of drivers to not drive in closed lanes
- Conduct research on the magnitude of this issue
- Develop strategies that Transurban could utilise to reduce instances of vehicles driving in closed lanes.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

1. An understanding of the reasons people don’t comply with lane closures
2. A measure of how much of a problem this is on Transurban’s CityLink freeway
3. Ideas that could be utilised to address this problem
Recommended ideas that could be trialled or implemented

Available to:
Undergraduate students in penultimate and subsequent year (including honours)
Postgraduate students
PhD students (coursework and research)
Faculty or Department:
Art, Design and Architecture
Business and Economics
Engineering
Information Technology
Law
Science
Sector:
Transport
Employment Type:
Scholarship

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2019 to end of February 2020.

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
Duration:
12 Weeks
Max number of recipients:
4
Application process:

Please apply through the 'APPLY HERE TO LODGE YOUR OPTIONS FOR THE MITI SUMMER PROGRAM (2019-20)' Project

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Transurban

Unless you’re following the Australian Stock Exchange, the name Transurban might be a bit of a mystery. Have you ever driven along CityLink in Melbourne, the Eastern Distributer in Sydney, or crossed over the Gateway Bridge in Brisbane? If yes, that’s us! You have driven on a Transurban owned and operated road. Across the world our company owns and operates 16 toll roads, and we are currently building more! We’re worth about $26 billion on the open market and we’re a leader within the transport infrastructure space. Even though that all sounds pretty big, we’re actually relatively small in head count. We have about 2000 people in our team spread across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane