About ARRB

About the Australian Road Research Board

‘Shaping our transport future’

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) is the source of independent expert transport knowledge, advising key decision makers on our nation’s most important challenges.
ARRB has a strong heritage supporting and delivering high quality applied research for Australian and New Zealand state road agencies (our Members) and for the community. ARRB’s team analyse and interpret global research and apply it to the Australian and New Zealand context.

In 2017, ARRB is moving boldly into the future with a new vision and mission statement leading the way. We do this on behalf of our Members and the community. This mission is about creating knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges, and solutions for today.

Reminiscent of its primary purpose and application in 1960 when founded, ARRB’s core business is once again enlivened: it exists to serve the research needs of its Members, and maintain its reputation as a national interest, applied research organisation. Hence, our vision is born: to deliver an ‘adaptable connected future’ for every road user.

One such step to accomplishing this, is through the unification of all ARRB’s businesses and services under the one ARRB brand, and through the formation of multi-disciplinary teams with highly evolved skills. In doing so, valued clients will have access to expanded specialist resources company-wide, and will benefit from the complete ARRB experience.

This year, we will also relocate into a contemporary space, where innovation can be fostered and nurtured - enabling true collaboration. Re-establishing the ARRB offices in a more central location, will also facilitate better access to ARRB by experts from around the world. Pioneering research and application from overseas, will bring the brightest minds of the world together to inform Australia’s policy makers. 

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Our expertise

ARRB Group’s capabilities cover the full spectrum of road operations including:

  • Materials testing, pavement and surfacings technology and national guidelines
  • transport policy, network operations and economics, including freight and automated vehicle strategies
  • infrastructure asset management
  • bridge management and evaluation
  • design, manufacture, sale and support of road survey and traffic management equipment and associated software
  • safe system
  • traffic engineering, parking & road design
  • heavy vehicle testing and simulation
  • impacts of climate change
  • land transport resources, data and information
  • knowledge transfer and capacity building.
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