National Interest Services 

Providing access to our knowledge and services.

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) provides opportunities to access the latest research, knowledge and expertise. 

These services are part of the national and international land transport dissemination and coordination initiatives that are financially supported by our valued NIS members.


Access our ARRB Knowledge Base

Free searchable full-text access to a wide selection of ARRB publications (from 1962 to present) and other industry-related content with permission from other organisations. Presently contains over 10,000 items.

ARRB Knowledge Base


Rail Knowledge Bank

The CRC for Rail Innovation commissioned ARRB to create an online resource of rail knowledge. The Rail Knowledge Bank continues to be maintained by ARRB under the National Interest Services (NIS) program with advisory support from the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI)

Rail Knowledge Bank


Australian Transport Index (ATRI)

ATRI is an extensive database of information on land transport publications, which contains over 180,000 records. It is made publicly available as part of the US Transportation Research Board (TRIS) and OECD (ITRD) open-access database, TRID.

TRID Database

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TARU News Feeds

RSS feeds provided via the NIS which supplies details on recent publications organised into key land transport subject areas.

TARU News Feeds


NIS Social Media

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Be alerted to Australian and international transport research projects, transport topic overviews and online resources.

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Stay up-to-date with developments around the NIS by Liking and Following us on Facebook.

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Follow the NIS on Twitter to get news about what is happening at NIS and in the wider Road Transport Research world.


Tranzinfo network of Australian and NZ transport related libraries

The National Interest Services supports leadership and coordination of this network. The network aims to improve resource and expertise sharing across member libraries.

Tranzinfo Network


Making News in Transport

Making News in Transport is a weekly email alert service of selected land transport-related news items from Australia and overseas.  It is produced by ARRB under the National Interest Services (NIS) program.  Through NIS, the federal, state and territory road agencies support the provision of land transport information in the national interest.

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For more information, contact library@arrb.com.au

NIS Funding Members

  • Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Cities
  • Transport Canberra and City Services, Australian Capital Territory
  • Roads and Maritime Services, New South Wales
  • VicRoads, Victoria
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland
  • Main Roads Western Australia
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, South Australia
  • Department of State Growth, Tasmania
  • Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Northern Territory.

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