Transurban: The impacts of infrastructure on travel choice (2021-22)

The impacts of infrastructure on travel choice (2021-22)

Description of the project:

Our urban transport network is the backbone of the economic and social activity within our cities, and as our population continues to grow infrastructure development is a key factor in supporting productive growth.

New roads in particular provide additional critical capacity to improve travel times and provide additional travel choices. They also influence development patterns, travel behaviour, and travel choices. Some changes happen quickly and some, like land-use planning changes and demographic shifts, happen more gradually.

This project seeks to uncover and evaluate some of the biggest factors affecting changes in the use of infrastructure using analytical approaches that aim to bring together traditional, new, and unique data sources available to Transurban.

Through a combination of research, analytics, and modelling, the project team will combine data analytics, demographics, travel behaviour, and transport modelling expertise to examine what and why people use our roads and how that changes over time.

Transurban is an Australian-owned company and we build and operate toll roads in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as in Greater Washington, United States and Montreal, Canada.

We design our roads for the long term, ensuring they’ll deliver real and lasting benefits to cities and their communities. While you’re thinking about getting home on time today, we’re also thinking about how you’ll get home 10 or 20 years from now.

We’re also a technology company – we research and develop innovative tolling and transport technology that makes travel easier for everyone.

As an industry leader, we set high standards for our performance on social and environmental issues, and we invest in both to create social inclusion and manage our environmental impacts. We’re also a member of our local communities. We build parks and bike paths, create new community facilities, and plant trees for wildlife habitats – helping people connect with each other and their neighbourhoods.