10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

ITS Australia hosts Technical Tours to showcase the world’s most liveable city

9 May 2016


The 23rd Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress to be held in Melbourne this October 10 - 14 invites attendees to experience Melbourne’s advanced transport system from within.
A selection of Melbourne’s most innovative transport organisations will guide attendees through Technical Tours in Melbourne as well as Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland New Zealand. Participants will be given a unique insight into the intricate details of systems that support the world’s most liveable city.
To be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the city will host the ITS World Congress for the first time. This year’s Congress is aptly themed; ‘ITS – Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities’.
“Melbourne is the perfect destination to demonstrate this theme,” ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris says. “We all know the importance of transport in assisting the ease of living and it’s no coincidence that Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City for the fifth year in a row this year,” Ms Harris adds.
Focused on supporting the delivery of safer transport operations and supporting environmentally sustainable transport across public and private models, ITS Australia invites delegates from around the world to see the Melbourne’s networks for themselves.
As part of the Congress, ITS Australia will be hosting Technical Tours designed to showcase the innovative features of Australia’s transport system, also to be detailed by keynote speakers and presentations during the Congress.
“The Technical Tours provide a rare opportunity for international ITS Congress attendees to obtain a valuable insight into Melbourne’s transport system, one which they will not see anywhere else.’ ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris said.
Delegates to the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems will have the opportunity to take Technical Tours to:
CityLink - Go behind-the-scenes at one of the world’s first fully electronic toll roads (conducted by Transurban)
EastLink is Melbourne’s Newest and Safest Fully Electronic Tollway: Operations, Traffic Control and Maintenance Facilities (conducted by ConnectEast)
Managed Motorway Operation: Largest managed motorway network in Australia (conducted by VicRoads)
SmartWork Zones and the Construction of Managed Motorways (conducted by VicRoads)
SmartRoads to Achieve Improved Network Performance (conducted by VicRoads)
VicRoads Traffic Management Centre (conducted by VicRoads)
Auckland’s Transport Management Systems, Devonport Ferry, Public Transport Control and Integrated Ticketing System (conducted by ITS New Zealand in conjunction with New Zealand Transport Agency and Auckland Transport)
Tour Victoria’s Public Transport Control Centres, Yarra Trams and Metro Trains (conducted by Public Transport Victoria)
Port of Melbourne: Largest Container Port in Southern Hemisphere and Driver of Urban Economic Growth – Operations Facilities (conducted by the Port of Melbourne Corporation)
Melbourne Port System Tour: Enhancing future freight productivity with ContainerChain (conducted by the Port of Melbourne Corporation)
Port of Melbourne: Operations Control Centre and Hydrographic Survey Boat (conducted by the Port of Melbourne Corporation)
Melbourne Airport: Managing Traffic providing attendees with an overview of recent infrastructure developments and using ITS solutions to improve the traffic flow (conducted by Melbourne Airport)
Aerospace, Automotive and Manufacturing Laboratory Showcase at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), (run by the RMIT University, Bundoora Campus)
Factory of the Future, Smart Structures and Research-Led Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology (run by Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus)
Registrations for the 23rd ITS World Congress are now open. For more information on the Congress or to reserve your place for a Technical Tour, visit http://www.itsworldcongress2016.com/program/technical-tours

For interviews and further information:

Susan Harris 

CEO, ITS Australia 

+61 (3) 9646 6466 

Felicity Robertson / Charlotte Jover

Media Advisor 

+61 (3) 9670 8350



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