I’m future-proofing tomorrow’s public transport from my home office, today

Navjeet Kaur is proof that spending time with your family doesn’t have to come at the cost of a fulfilling career. As manager of TMR’s Rail Planning team, Navjeet’s work is critical to identifying and securing the land corridors that will form the rail transport pathways of the future – no small feat. “I’ve been … Read more

4 Ps that make the Department of Transport and Main Roads a great place for an internship

My name’s Erlinda. As a post-graduate student at the University of Queensland, I was fortune to be a part of Communication Services team at the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Queensland as an intern. I had a remarkable experience during my ten days internship with the team over the course of five weeks. … Read more

TMR leaders give their time for innovative “Shadow the CEO” program

Congratulations to Zoe Eather, Project Engineer from Customer Service, Safety and Regulation Division who is the successful 2017 candidate for this cutting edge program. The Shadow the CEO program is in its third year and allows the successful candidate to shadow our Director-General, Neil Scales, for one day per week for three months. Zoe says … Read more

QLDTraffic helps Queenslanders during disaster

Photo of a Road Closed sign in front of a road which is flooded

The landfall and aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie marked the first opportunity for QLDTraffic – TMR’s new traffic and travel information service – to really prove itself during a major emergency on Queensland’s transport network. Built as a modern, flexible replacement for the old 131940 service, QLDTraffic includes a new website and smartphone app, as … Read more

Heroes Bridge emerges from the flames

At approximately 10pm on Friday 5 September 2014, a truck carrying 50 tonnes of ammonium nitrate rolled over and exploded on the Angellala Creek Bridge approximately 30km south of Charleville on the Mitchell Highway. The force of the explosion not only injured eight people, but destroyed the road bridge over Angellala Creek, irreparably damaged the … Read more

Foamed bitumen pavements thwart ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Photo of Camp Cable Road on Mt Lindesay Rd intersection underwater during flood

Transport and Main Roads’ investment in research and innovation is paying big dividends in the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, with millions of dollars saved through more resilient pavements. The department’s foamed bitumen pavements, which when constructed in the right environment with appropriate stabilisation are more resilient to flooding, have survived unscathed in some of … Read more