Name: Chris Loader

Title: Network Planning Manager

Affiliation: Transport for Victoria

Chris is a leader in public transport policy and a planning professional in Melbourne.

Chris has expertise in both urban and regional transport policy issues. He has a strong understanding of public transport planning issues, including network design, scheduling, capacity, reliability, and operational issues. He also has a strong understanding of road traffic engineering issues, including traffic signal optimisation, bus priority mechanisms and bus stop design.

BSc, Honours (first class) Computer Science, University of Western Australia 1995

John Taplin Award for Best Paper at the 2015 Australasian Transport Research Forum, Sydney

Loader C, Langdon N and Robotis E (2015) “Bringing Better Buses to Brimbank- Implementing Bus Network Reform in Melbourne” 2015 Australasian Transport Research Forum, Sydney

Australian Leadership Awardee 2011, ADC Forum.

Journal Articles

 

Published

 

  1. Stanley, John; Hensher, David & Loader, Chris. (2011). Road transport and climate change: Stepping off the greenhouse gas. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 45, Issue 10, Pages 1020-1030
  2. Currie, Graham & Loader, Chris (2010). Bus network planning for transfers and the network effect in Melbourne, Australia. Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2145, pp. 8-17.
  3. Currie, Graham & Loader, Chris (2009). High Ridership Growth from Extended Transit Service Hours: An Exploration of the Causes. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2110, pp 120-127.
  4. Loader, Chris & Stanley, John (2009). Growing bus patronage and addressing transport disadvantage – The Melbourne experience. Transport Policy, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 106-114.

 

Conference Papers

  1. Loader, Chris; Langdon, Naomi & Robotis, Effie, (2015). Bringing Better Buses to Brimbank – Implementing Bus Network Reform in Melbourne. Australasian Transport Research Forum, Sydney (paper accepted for presentation and publication)
  2. Currie, Graham & Loader, Chris (2009). Exploring bus transfer behaviour in metropolitan Melbourne. Proceedings of the 32nd Australasian transport research forum (ATRF), http://www.patrec.org/web_docs/atrf/papers/2009/1715_paper11-Currie.pdf