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

Less asphalt means more savings, more innovation

Extremely close photo of black asphalt

We’ve partnered with the Australian Road Research Board through the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACoE) on some exciting new infrastructure research. Our new Technical Note (TN167) describes how thinner asphalt pavements can be used in Queensland’s warm climate without detracting from the pavement performance. With conventional asphalt mixes we expect to be able to … Read more

Connecting today: imagining tomorrow

Woman presenting at conference

Join us at TMR’s premier innovation event, the TMR MIXr for collaboration, problem solving and hear inspiring presentations from some of the world’s most intriguing minds. We have an exciting line up of presenters kicking off the plenary session hosted by MC Chris Riddell. Chris is Australia’s most sought after futurist and a renowned strategist … Read more

Digital billboards – the future of roadside advertising realised

Extremely close photo of a blue LED screen

It wasn’t long ago that plasma screens started appearing in homes across Australia, bringing us in touch with a future only imagined in sci-fi and deep space thrillers. A screen so thin you can mount it on a wall? Crazy. Fast forward 15 years and Australia is at the forefront of digital roadside advertising, using … Read more