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Improve operational energy efficiency

Improve operational energy efficiency

As well as shifting to more efficient transport modes, more opportunities remain to increase the efficiency of individual modes of transport. Transport for NSW is working to improve operational energy efficiency through the following initiatives:

  • Identifying and adopting new technologies that use real time information, communication and traffic control systems incorporated into and alongside roadways to improve traffic flow. Less stop-start traffic reduces fuel consumption and GHG emissions
  • Adopting energy efficient lighting technology and smart lighting control systems in the road network. LED lighting has significantly lower electricity consumption, decreased failure rate and longer life cycle than incandescent and halogen lighting
  • Improving the rail network’s energy efficiency through energy efficient lighting and regenerative braking
  • Improving the fuel-efficiency of our ferries.

Six principles for Future Transport

The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six key principles for the future of mobility in the state, which together aim to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW.

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