The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University have been working with VicRoads to create traffic flow simulation models to explore how trams and buses interact with traffic on roads. This research project extends the research to explore how buses and trams can be better managed in and around traffic priority treatments.
The project focuses on identifying a robust framework for traffic simulator model calibration and validation. Furthermore, the research will explore the simulation capabilities of existing traffic simulation tools in Victoria.
This project is part of the Sustainable and Effective Public Transport – Graduate Research Industry Partnership (SEPT-GRIP) and was supervised by A/Prof Tim Garoni and Dr Joyce Zhang. The project was undertaken by Samithree Rajapaksha and sponsored by VicRoads and Monash University.
The thesis is available online here.