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

Challenging domestic violence

As the Queensland Government’s CEO Champion for domestic and family violence (DFV) awareness I have made a commitment to take part in Australia’s CEO Challenge (ACEOC) Race again this year. This a key event in which CEOs, senior business executives and community leaders compete against each other to promote awareness of the impacts of DFV … Read more

Speak up for road safety – Danielle’s story

  Thursday 19 February 2009 is a day that will forever be etched in my memory. It was to be a day of celebration, a day to celebrate my youngest boy’s 5th birthday. I spent my lunch break laughing and chatting with work colleagues decorating a birthday cake. After work I collected my two youngest … Read more

Young driver licensing – the Queensland journey

Queensland is the capital of road safety this week, with more than 300 researchers and practitioners meeting in Brisbane for the Sixth International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (2-5 August 2016). I was pleased to give conference delegates a policy perspective of Queensland’s experience of reforming licensing for young drivers – and our ongoing … Read more

It’s Innovation Month

Throughout July, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is supporting our Commonwealth Government colleagues and celebrating Innovation Month 2016. With the theme Disrupt – Develop – Display, we think it’s a perfect fit with our drive to embed innovation across TMR. In my role as TMR’s Chief Engineer since 2010 and as Chief … Read more

TMR takes a stand against domestic violence

On average, one woman dies every week in Australia from domestic violence. Many hundreds more women, children and men are affected. This cannot be right! As the Queensland Government CEO Champion against domestic violence, I am determined that TMR, one of the State’s largest departments, will do its part to raise awareness of domestic violence … Read more