Traffic Management Initiatives
This major oral history project examined the many innovative ideas and new technologies which have been utilised over the years to manage traffic on the road network, and the various methods and techniques employed to improve the safety and efficiency of the transport system, such as vehicle detection, traffic signals & co-ordination, centralised traffic control complexes, traffic control cameras, improved signposting, line marking, clearways, roundabouts, moveable medians and toll barriers, bus priority, driver aid systems, microsimulation models and electronic tolling.
The project was based on 47 hours of digitally recorded interviews with 37 participants - current and former staff of Roads and Maritime Services, the Roads and Traffic Authority and its predecessor organisations the Department of Motor Transport, Traffic Authority and Department of Main Roads.
The sound files in the table below feature some of the key themes uncovered during the course of the project.
A compilation CD and booklet summarising the key themes uncovered during the course of the project have been prepared, and may be ordered from the Transport Library at a cost of A$11 plus postage and handling. Orders may also be placed by fax to the Transport Library on 61 2 8849 2488.
The opinions expressed in the oral history interview tapes are those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily represent in whole or in part the position of RMS.
Researchers and historians wishing to access the source interview tapes and associated logs should contact the Transport Library by phone on 61 2 8849 2913.