What will be the ‘new normal’ for transport?

Much of the work of transport professionals involves delivering projects. Setting up the foundation is key to success – whether a planning project or business case or a technical or infrastructure delivery project. I’ve been thinking about what transport will look like in the ‘new’ normal – whenever and whatever that looks like. Currently, the traffic … Read more

The Future of Professional Development – USQ Mini-courses – update

See previous article. USQ UpSkill background The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has established UpSkill ‘Professional learning for the 21st Century’ – with practical online mini-courses. Currently, there are business, management, marketing and education courses, and more are being developed. USQ is a recognised leader in online and blended education and has established a reputation … Read more

What is micro-learning and why is it important?

Micro-learning involves courses with smaller chunks of content, which research showing much better information retention and overall comprehension. [1] There is a common misunderstanding that micro-learning is needed because attention spans are getting shorter. The “Goldfish Myth” states that the average human attention span is now just 8 seconds, which is less than the average … Read more

What are the options for future transport between Brisbane and the Gold Coast?

The construction of a new north-south road parallel to the M1 Pacific Motorway, called the Coomera Connector, is currently being planned between Loganholme and Nerang.  The recent announcement by the Queensland Premier progressing the business case for the southern section of the Coomera Connector has created a lot of interest in the industry. Community consultation is currently … Read more

The Future of Professional Development – Mini-courses

In today’s world professionals are busy, yet want to progress their professional practice and their career, while balancing life and work. Professional development opportunities are limited and often difficult to translate what you learn to your day-to-day work. Graduate qualifications for transport professionals are also very limited, especially for those outside the catchment of university … Read more

Are you missing this key step?

To be a successful professional you should follow the Kaizen principle, or continuous improvement. Best practice program and project management methodologies follow the life-cycle of: Initiate or Concept > Plan > Execute or Deliver > Monitor and Review. In my experience the last step often gets missed. To be able to continuously improve means understanding … Read more

Freight Transport Strategy and Performance

A collation of articles and websites on freight transport strategy and performance. National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy Released in August 2019, the Strategy is an agreed national approach to Australia’s freight and supply chains. There are six delivery areas that will be reported in an annual evaluation of performance: Improved efficiency and international competitiveness … Read more

Passenger Transport Performance across Australia

A collation of articles and websites on passenger transport performance across Australia. Australian Public Transport Barometer  The Australian Public Transport Barometer has been developed in partnership between the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) and L.E.K. to provide up-to-date insights about the performance of major metropolitan public transport networks in Australia. As each of the major … Read more

Using program logic to ensure successful transport outcomes

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. ~ Winston Churchill 1874-1965, UK Prime Minister Monitoring the success of the outcomes of transport programs is not done well, even though transport agencies are accountable for the effective use of public funds.  Demonstrating the success of current transport programs, in delivering transport outcomes, … Read more