Australian urban toll road operator Transurban has been awarded iRAP Certification for achieving a 4-star safety rating on its network by vehicle kilometres travelled.
iRAP congratulates Transurban on its safety leadership and this impressive result which exceeds the National Road Safety Target to achieve 90 per cent of travel at 3-star or better for national highways.
Elizabeth Waller, Head of Road Safety at Transurban said as one of the world’s largest toll-road operators, Transurban prides itself on getting people where they want to go, as quickly and safely as possible.
“As an industry leader, we set high standards for our performance on safety, social and environmental issues. We are committed to design our roads to deliver 3-star or better safety performance and lasting benefits to our communities,” she said.
Over the past two decades, Transurban has built a track record of partnering with governments to successfully deliver and manage key road infrastructure, and has also been recognised for developing innovative solutions to improve the safety and efficiency of transport networks.
“We were delighted to partner with the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to assess our safety performance and have it verified at the global road infrastructure standard of iRAP,” Ms Waller said.
The assessment showed that 100% of Transurban’s 403km network length achieved the national 3-star or better safety target and in fact the majority rated 4-star.
An iRAP Star Rating Certificate presented to Transurban verified the results:
See Transurban’s Australian roads and projects here.
Transurban is an Australian-owned company building and operating 21 toll roads in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as in Greater Washington, United States and Montreal, Canada. Transurban services 5.7 million commuters in Australia and 3.2 million commuters in North America.
iRAP Star Rating Certification can be produced for any existing, upgraded or new road, or road design, that has been assessed using iRAP tools as achieving a 3-star or better.
Certification is voluntary and may be requested for any or all road user groups for which a Star Rating has been produced (vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists).
As road owners, investors and designers increasingly seek to support the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, official certification provides a communications opportunity to celebrate the achievement of a Star Rating target and formally verify the status of a road or design.
See https://irap.org/certification/ for more information.
Lead image: CityLink, Melbourne. Photo source: Transurban.