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RAMM is the solution for ONRC implementation. See below for details.
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ASSET MANAGEMENT

RAMM Software Newsletter May 2014

The RAMM User Group Conference date and venue have been set.
The RAMM ONRC solution will be released to you soon.
You should know of some staff changes.


2014 RAMM User Group (RUG) Date and Venue

The 2014 RUG will be held on Thursday 18th September at Eden Park in Auckland.

The Day
RAMM users and RAMM staff will present on what's new, what's next and what's working well. There will also be practical hands-on sessions in the afternoon. More details will follow.
 
Book Now
Book your flights now to minimise the cost to attend. As with the previous RUG, RSL will cover the cost of the venue, lunch and refreshments. Attendees will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

The One Network Road Classification (ONRC) Solution

 
ONRC and RAMM GIS
RSL has created a special version of RAMM GIS for network owners and their consultants to categorise their roads according to ONRC criteria.

It is currently in Beta testing. When it passes the tests it will be released to NZ RCAs. They will access it though RAMM Applications. Watch this space.
The ONRC tile, as above, opens the special ONRC version of RAMM GIS which is straightforward and user-friendly.
 
This Happens First
The first time a user logs in to the ONRC version of RAMM GIS, a dialog prompts them to generate the default Road Categories. RAMM does this based on the existing data for each carriageway’s AADT and Heavy Vehicles.
 

 
Once generated, a layer is created so that the Road Category can be viewed for each road on the map. The colour coding, as in the legend below, clearly delineates each category. So obvious data errors stand out.
 

The other two available layers, ONRC AADT and ONRC Heavy, enable you to see, at a glance, where there is no data or where the existing data requires investigation.

This Happens Next
The second step is to use the Add Criteria Wizard. Users can quickly select multiple or single roads or carriageways and add a classification criterion such as Tourist Route. As the criterion is added the Category is recalculated.

This Happens Afterwards
The third step is to use the Override Category Wizard. Where there is sufficient justification, users can override the calculated category. The process is completed by moderation nationally with NZTA and between adjacent RCAs.

There is no extra charge for this update to the RAMM Suite of software


Congratulations and Farewell and Welcome to RSL

Congratulations
RSL has made the decision to commit significant resource to migrating its Delphi-based software across to newer, web-based technologies. This is an important investment by the company and we have asked Nigel Lynton to head up this specific team. James Lawrence has agreed to take on Nigel's role of Software Development Manager. Congratulations both to Nigel and to James.

Farewell
It is with the sincerest regret that we have said goodbye to Charmaine Okros who has helped so many of you in her years as a Support Analyst. She is not lost to us. She has taken up a role with Auckland Transport. So we will see her from time to time.

Welcome
In early June we will welcome two new Support Analysts. Sunny Jamil and Nee Mackenzie. Sunny will be specialising in Pocket RAMM support and Nee has been brought in to support CAR Manager.

What is ONRC?

ONRC involves categorising roads based on the functions they perform as part of an integrated national network.  The classification will help local government and the NZ Transport Agency to plan, invest in, maintain and operate the road network in a more strategic, consistent and affordable way throughout NZ. Follow this link to the NZTA web site for more information.
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ONRC Elements

The ONRC project has three elements:
Classify
Classifying roads into categories based on their function in the national network.
CLoS
Customer Levels of Service (CLoS), define what the fit for purpose outcomes are for each category in terms of mobility, safety, accessibility and amenity.
Performance
Development of the performance measures and targets, which will effectively determine how the categories and Customer Levels of Service translate into specific maintenance, operational and investment decisions.

What's New in RAMM

Release Notes
Did you know that with each Production release and each Beta release of the RAMM software, the changes made to the RAMM suite are detailed for you to read here?
 


Routes in RAMM

Routes and Route Segments
Now you can use Routes in RAMM for analysis purposes.

For instance, you can use Routes to analyse the effects on your roads of traffic on Heavy Traffic Routes by comparing the carriageways on the Route with carriageways with similar hierarchy.

There is now a complete video set showing how to set up your Routes and some analysis options in RAMM and in RAMM GIS. You can view them here.
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