Intelligent Transport Systems

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Intelligent Transport Systems involve the application of computing, electronics, information technology and communications to solve problems in all transport sectors.

GHD’s multi-disciplinary team of road, rail, traffic, electrical, control, information and communications engineers has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the identification of user needs and the selection and application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technologies.

Our ITS team includes professionals with extensive experience in procurement, operation, management and maintenance. Working with us, you’ll benefit from our strategic approach to developing robust, cost-effective and compliant solutions. Your requirements are identified, interpreted and recorded on a vendor-neutral competitive basis through which the most appropriate solution and supplier are selected. We can act as an independent reviewer during the implementation process.

We have experience in a range of tasks including:

  • Commissioning
  • Construction
  • Independent verification and validation
  • Policy
  • Procurement
  • Strategy and planning through design
  • Specification
  • Supervision
  • Testing

Our services include:

  • Data communication networks
  • Environmental monitoring  
  • Freeway traffic control and surveillance
  • Project management
  • Public transport ticketing, information and priority
  • Tolling networks  
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Traffic signalling systems
  • Traveller information networks
  • Tunnel management and safety  
  • Urban traffic management and control

For further information, contact:

Adrian Hart
Service Line Leader, Intelligent Transport Systems – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 2 6113 3259
E: Adrian Hart

Vince Wolcott
Service Line Leader, Intelligent Transport Systems – North America
T: +1 703 488 9990
E: Vince Wolcott

Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor


GHD was engaged by Queensland Rail (Horizon Alliance) to deliver the Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor Project, a major transport initiative required to service the future needs of the growing western corridor region.

The Queensland Government built a new passenger rail line from Darra to Springfield and duplicated the Centenary Highway between Richlands and Springfield. This project is part of the State Government’s South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program 2007 – 2026 and will be delivered in stages.

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M2 Motorway, NSW


GHD was commissioned to review the supportability of the traffic control and monitoring system at the M2 Motorway, as a lead up to the potential upgrade of the system for reasons of technical obsolescence.

Following on from this commission GHD was engaged to assist in a feasibility study to upgrade the M2 Motorway Traffic Management and Computer System.

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Michael Herbert Bridge


GHD worked collaboratively with the client, City of Holdfast Bay, on the development of the Michael Herbert Bridge (formerly King Street Bridge) which opened with a well-attended community opening ceremony.

GHD was intricately involved in all aspects of the project including architectural, structural, civil and traffic, geotechnical investigation, environmental risk assessments, urban design, procurement services, superintendent services and construction phase services.

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Network Management Operations Contract


GHD has a long-term contract to manage the entire traffic network for Auckland’s arterial and motorway networks.

This includes traffic signal optimisation, incident management, special events management and optimising traffic flows.

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Perth to Bunbury Highway


The Southern Gateway Alliance (SGA), comprising GHD, Leighton Contractors and WA Limestone in partnership with Main Roads Western Australia, was awarded the contract to build the AUD511 million new Perth to Bunbury Highway in 2006.

The Perth to Bunbury Highway project will increase the efficiency of the north-south road network and improve regional transport through a high standard road link between Perth and the south west.

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Route Optimisation for EECA


GHD was commissioned to evaluate the benefits of route optimisation for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

GHD delivered a number of route optimisation reports detailing before and after evaluations using in-car groups to determine fuel, travel time and CO2 reductions of route optimisation.

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UK Rail Footprint Assessment


Greenhouse gas (GHG) management is an essential part of any organisation’s sustainability and corporate responsibility agenda. GHD partnered with CenSA on railways greenhouse gas emissions measurement in the United Kingdom.

In December 2008, the United Kingdom (UK) made a upgraded its commitment to reduce its national carbon dioxide emissions, by at least 34 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050, in comparison to 1990 levels. In anticipation of tough regulatory and other policy drivers, the rail sector sought to better understand its contribution to the national GHG footprint and the ways in which this can be reduced.

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Communication Systems
Instrumentation & Control
Road Systems

Adrian Hart

Adrian Hart

Adrian has more than 21 years’ experience in the security industry. He an extensive background in designing security system solutions, contract management, client liaison and cost control for all government an private sector security, access control, closed circuit television, intercom and intruder alarm related projects.

Service Line Leader, Intelligent Transport Systems – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 2 6113 3259
E: Adrian Hart


Graham Ackers - Adelaide

Graham Ackers

Graham has more than 20 years’ experience in transport systems with substantial knowledge of traffic control systems and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Australia and internationally. Graham is based in GHD’s Adelaide office and is responsible for the development of GHD’s capabilities and business in ITS globally.

Graham has been responsible for the development and implementation of a wide range of ITS projects including urban traffic control, rapid transit systems, integrated transport networks, passenger and driver information systems, and the assessment of tolling systems. He has worked on a number of significant projects including the South Road Superway for the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Gold Coast rapid transit project for TransLink in Queensland, and the traffic control centre project for the Brisbane City Council.

Principal Engineer
T: +61 8 8111 6726
E: Graham Ackers

Barry Foreman - Western Australia

Barry Foreman

Barry has more than 22 years’ experience in traffic signal, street lighting design, intelligent transport systems design and project management in the UK and Australia. He has managed a number of design and construction projects from inception through to construction and commissioning. Barry is based in GHD’s Perth office.

Barry has delivered a range of projects including the new CO2 Research Laboratory for the University of Western Australia, renovation of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and network operations coordinator on the Great Eastern Highway widening project for the City East Alliance.

Project Manager – Western Australia
T: +61 3 8687 8348
E: Barry Foreman