ARRB the preeminent road research organisation in Australia

ARRB – Perpetual roads. Michael Caltabiano is the Chief Executive Officer of ARRB the preeminent road research organisation in Australia. 

Michael Calcabiano Boral - Min and MC

He has the top management job and he has been a politician but he also has a degree and experience in engineering.

The pub test vision of maintaining roads is rebuild them when you can no longer patch them up. But Michael has a better idea.



And what the future is all about is designing these perpetual pavements never have to be dug out and replaced as nothing annoys the community more than road closures and years of construction on existing pavements replacing them. All you need to do is just replace the surfacing. So that is.

What our expertise and ours and our design teams in the design section can do today is design perpetual pavements and we’re doing that in a couple of states in Australia right now.

Motoring Minutes are heard around Australia every day on over 50 radio channels through the Torque Radio networkMotoring Minute has an average daily audience of over 150,000 listeners. That’s over 750,000 listeners a week

Motoring Minute is also broadcast as part of Overdrive Radio Program, which is broadcast through the Community Radio Network across Australia and has a weekly audience of over 450,000.

About David Brown 566 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto