Intelligent Transport Systems

We aim to provide world class mobility for Western Australians across an intelligent, safe, sustainable and optimised network

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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are defined as roadside technologies, and control and data systems used for the purposes of:

 Increasing safety, improving efficiency, and enhancing reliability of the transport network

 Improving the mobility of people and goods

 Meeting transport policy goals and objectives

Why ITS?

As congestion on Perth's road network grows, we need solutions that improve journey efficiency and reliability safely, efficiently, and sustainably. ITS technologies achieve this by optimising the use of existing infrastructure and road space through real-time data analysis, intelligent decision-making, and improving road safety.

Main Roads is striving to be at the forefront of delivering world class ITS solutions. Technology and innovation in transport have the potential to influence change on global mega trends – demography, climate and disruptive economic needs and business models.

The future of ITS in WA

The Main Roads ITS Master Plan was approved in 2023 to provide a dynamic long-term planning document that provides a conceptual guide for future ITS  projects; providing a framework for determining our future ITS needs. The vision for the ITS Master Plan is to provide world class mobility for Western Australians across an intelligent, safe, sustainable and optimised network. It seeks to leverage innovation and transformative technologies in transport to support better outcomes for people and roads across the state. The plan identifies the focus areas below to guide the delivery of future ITS solutions.

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Safety & Imagine Zero

Safety.png                                                                                              Provision of safe and secure transportation infrastructure to create a safe mobility system. The goal is to increase safety of the community when using the transport system for all users targeting zero deaths by 2050.

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Sustainability & Net Zero

Sustainability.png                                                                                              Sustainable mobility encompasses the mobility needs of current and future generations. It involves balancing trip types, and the infrastructure used to facilitate and manage transportation to minimise CO2 and particulate emissions. Further, we will embed sustainability in all levels of ITS deployment; including consideration of whole of life impacts and maintenance.

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Regional Resilience
Improvements in regional resilience through fostering regional capability include:
  • Standardised deployment of ITS that is fit for purpose,
  • Using ITS as a solution/toolkit to address issues particular to rural areas within a regional context.
As more ITS is deployed, consistent implementation, operations and maintenance will become critical to the success of these deployments.

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Moving people
moving people.png                                                                                                Application of innovation and technologies to enable intelligent, integrated travel solutions for the safer, efficient and more sustainable movement of people.

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Moving goods
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Application of innovation and technologies to enable intelligent, integrated travel solutions for safer, efficient and more sustainable movement of goods.

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Future vehicle technology
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CAVs in tandem with Mobility as a Service,  micro and            e-mobility elements are forming part of the future mobility technology framework. We will enable the operation of future mobility technologies on WA transport infrastructure.

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How does ITS Optimise the Transport Network?

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Guidelines, Standards and Requirements relating to ITS

Commissioning, Decommissioning and Handover

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Design Processes and Technical Queries

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Quality and Inspection Policy for Electrical and ITS Assets

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Specifications and Drawing Guidelines

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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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