|Gethin Perry - Principal for Intelligent Transport Systems in GHD’s Sydney Operating Centre.|
|Venue||Auditorium, Engineering House, Ground Floor 11 National Circuit, Barton, ACT|
|Date||Thursday 21 June, 12.00 for 12.30pm start|
|Event Contact||Sue Harrison|
|Hosted By||Transport Branch|
Bio: Gethin Perry is a Principal for Intelligent Transport Systems in GHD’s Sydney Operating Centre. He specialises in developing strategy and selecting and implementing innovative solutions to transport issues, including motorway and highway management systems, Traffic Management Centre operation and management, real time passenger information systems and driver information systems.
Gethin has fifteen years experience in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Europe, working on behalf of government departments and agencies, local authorities and councils, private contractors and service providers.
Gethin is experienced in successfully delivering a broad range of ITS projects covering the areas of: Policy and Planning; Feasibility Studies and Business Cases; Specification and Procurement; Implementation; and Operational Review. Most recently Gethin has been the technical lead for an ITS strategy for Adelaide, managed the ITS design for the Port of Brisbane motorway upgrade, been the acting ITS lead for the Adelaide Superway, and undertaken the preliminary design for the St Helena tunnel on the Pacific Highway upgrade.
Abstract: Many sections of motorway in Australia and globally are exceeding their designed traffic capacity during peak periods. The consequence of this is congestion, pollution, increased costs to the economy, and driver frustration. Relieving these pressures by increasing capacity through additional lanes or new roads is increasingly difficult and expensive. The concept of Managed Motorways has evolved as a strategy to provide additional temporary capacity during the peak periods by optimising the use of the existing road infrastructure.
This talk will discuss the history and development of Managed Motorways, the observed benefits, the future of Managed Motorways in Australia, and issues related to their implementation and operation.