Staying at the forefront of a developing field requires a significant commitment to ongoing professional development.  Andrew Somers and Transoptim are proud of our track record and continued participating in activities that advance knowledge and the state of practice in ITS and network operations.

In addition to the publications listed below, Andrew has been an invited speaker, panelist and moderator at numerous local and international events.

Previous Publications

Somers A (2018) “Connected and automated vehicles (CAV): open data recommendations” Austroads report AP-R581-18

Huggins R, Topp R, Gray L, Piper L, Jensen B, Isaac L, Polley S, Benjamin S and Somers A (2017) “Assessment of key road operator actions to support automated vehicles” Austroads report AP-R543-17

Somers A and Eldaly H (2016) “Is Australia ready for Mobility as a Service?”, 27th ARRB Conference, Melbourne, Australia

Blogg M, Ellis B, Boddington K, McDonald G, Somers A (2016) “Assessing the benefits and costs of C-ITS in Queensland”, 23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne, Australia

Somers A (2016) “Is Australia ready for Mobility as a Service?”, 23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne, Australia

Gaffney J, Lam P, Somers A, Johnston D, Boddington K (2015) “VicRoads Managed Motorways Framework”, VicRoads, Kew, Australia

Somers A, Gaffney J, Lam P, Johnston D and Boddington K (2015) “Evolving the optimisation of Victorian motorways: the Managed Motorways Framework”, 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France

Somers A (2015) “Automated and self-driving vehicles: What might it mean for managing the road network?”, AITPM Conference, Brisbane, Australia

Beer K and Somers A (2015) “Fighting fatigue with VMS: combat tool or safety hazard?” Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress, Seoul, Korea

Somers A and Johnston D (2014) “Estimating travel times for light rail using a probabilistic method”, Road and Transport Research, Vol 23, No 4, ARRB Group, Melbourne, Australia (conference paper republished)

Somers A and Johnston D (2014) “Estimating travel times for light rail using a probabilistic method”, ARRB Conference, Sydney, Australia

Somers A and Johnston D (2014) “Traffic Signal Priority, Business Architectures and Available Solutions – Challenges and Opportunities”, 21st ITS World Congress, Detroit, United States

Somers A, Beer K and Moon W (2014) ITS Asia Pacific Summit on “Engaging Drivers to Increase Alertness – An Innovative Use of VMS for Rural Road Safety”. ITS Asia Pacific Summit, Auckland, New Zealand

McHugh T and Somers A (2013) “Partnering with Industry for ITS Procurement, Embarking on the First Pure ITS Project Alliance”, 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo, Japan

McHugh T, Somers A, Quinn R, Weeratunga K, Pinnington J, Dollan D, Gorell R and Boddington K (2013) “Bringing Managed Freeways to Western Australia”, 2013 AITPM National Conference, Perth, Australia

McHugh T, Somers A and Boddington K (2013) “Designing for Operations: Managed Freeways in Western Australia”, 9th ITS European Congress, Dublin, Ireland

Hall M and Somers A (2012) “Investigating Efficiency at Level Crossings: Simulation of Road and Rail Signalling Improvements”, 25th ARRB Conference, Perth Australia

Boddington K, McHugh T, Somers A and Weeratunga K (2012) “Concept Towards Reality: The Journey (So Far) of Implementing Managed Freeways in Western Australia”, 25th ARRB Conference, Perth Australia

Walsh P and Somers A (2011) “Monash-CityLink-West Gate Upgrade Freeway Management System”, 24th World Road Congress of the World Road Association, Mexico City, Mexico

Somers A and George A (2010) “iTransport – A Discussion Paper on Transport Technology in Victoria”, 17th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Busan, Korea

Somers A and George A (2010) “A Policy for the Active Management of Freeways”, 17th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Busan, Korea

Somers A and George A (2010) “Post Implementation Review of Congestion Improvements Projects”, 24th ARRB Conference, Melbourne

Somers A and Ramalingam R (2010) “Network Operating Plans and Performance Targets”, 5th International Symposium on Networks for Mobility, Stuttgart, Germany

Somers A and George A (2010) “Operational performance targets for freeways and arterial roads and the impact on project scope and design”, 2010 AITPM National Conference, Brisbane

Green D and Somers A (2010) “Freeway design parameters for managed operations”, 2010 AITPM National Conference, Brisbane

Wall A, Somers A and Walsh P (2010) “Making existing roads operate better”, Routes/Roads PIARC Magazine, No 348, pp. 75-83

Somers A, Green D and Pyta V (2008) “Integrated Speed and Lane Use Management: A New Approach for the Monash – Citylink – West Gate Upgrade”, 23rd ARRB Conference, Adelaide

Somers A (2006) “Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Transport and Traffic Performance and Outcomes” 2nd Conference on Travel for Planned Special Events, Newport Beach, United States of America

McConnell K and Somers A (2005) “Addressing competing demands in Melbourne: insights from two route management case studies” 2005 AITPM National Conference, Brisbane

Somers A (2005) “Improving utilisation of existing public transport infrastructure by allowing bus access to tram rights-of-way” Transport Engineering in Australia, 10 (1)  (Conference paper republished)

Somers A (2004) “Using GPS probe vehicle data for traffic network and system optimisation” 26th Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Research (CAITR), Melbourne

Somers A (2003) “Improving utilisation of existing public transport infrastructure by allowing bus access to tram rights-of-way” 25th Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Research (CAITR), Adelaide

Greaves S and Somers A (2003) “Insights on driver behaviour: What Can Global Positioning System (GPS) Data Tell Us?” 21st ARRB and 11th REAAA Conference, Cairns

Greaves S and Somers A (2003) “The Role of GPS in Improving the Quality of Traffic Engineering Data,” 6th International Conference on Satellite Navigation Technology, Melbourne