Monash receives funding boost for transport research

By: Jason Whittaker


Monash University has been awarded a Federal Government-funded grant through the Australian Research Council to research Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

Monash University has been awarded a Federal Government-funded grant through the Australian Research Council to research Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and other on-road responses to address the growing problem of congestion.

The project, Optimising the design and implementation of public transport priority initiatives will be overseen by chief investigators Prof Graham Currie, Dr Majid Sarvi, Dr Nicholas B Hounsell and Mr Ray Kinnear.

Monash University will receive $182,294 over three years; $57,137 in 2010, $60,763 in 2011 and $64,394 in 2012.

The project aims to develop approaches for traffic priority design, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of on-road public transport.

The Department of Transport, Victoria and VicRoads are named as partner organisations on the project.

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