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

Holidays to remember

Ahh, Christmas. That magical time of year we stuff poultry into ovens in 35-degree heat, take on a million social commitments, and attempt to accommodate and entertain the extended family. What other time of the year stresses our bodies and minds like Christmas?  Just thinking about the festive season is enough to make your eye … Read more

Get ready, Queensland

Queensland, what’s your plan? You’re at work when a massive crack of lightning rents the air, signifying a classic Queensland late afternoon storm is about to hit, just before you leave work. The pounding of glass tells you hail is beginning to fall hard. This storm is really starting to intensify, the sky is dark and it’s … Read more

Less than a week to go!

With less than a week to go until the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSWC), TMR is excited to be plugged into the global energy around ITS and its transformational impact on our transport systems.  Hear Miranda Blogg, Director (Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative), talk about preparing for new technology and why she’s … Read more

Motorcycle law changes are right around the corner

Motorcycle riders are some of our most vulnerable road users, with riders and passengers over-represented in the road toll. The skills you need to ride a motorcycle are vital for your safety on the road and, like most things, they are developed over time with practice and experience. Last year, we asked you how you thought the … Read more

An international perspective on road safety – PIARC

The World Road Association (PIARC) Council Meeting Cape Town, South Africa 21-22 September 2016  Last week I represented Australia and New Zealand at the World Road Association (PIARC) Council meeting in Cape Town, South Africa as the Australian First Delegate. This was the second World Road Congress I have attended, last year the event was held … Read more

Queensland ITS World Congress technical tour

What is better than attending the ITS World Conference in Melbourne? Joining the Queensland technical tour after the event, of course! The Queensland Pavilion is excited to host a technical tour of multi-modal intelligent transport systems (ITS) in Brisbane on Monday 17 October. We have developed a full day’s program for congress delegates that will provide … Read more

Beyond the timetable – Demand Responsive Transport

Queensland is set to lead Australia in demand responsive transport, leveraging new technologies and trialling new forms of passenger transport to deliver greater choice for Queenslanders. Technology is continuing to change how we live, do business and move around. The smartphone has really created the opportunity for Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) to change the way people view … Read more