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…

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…

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…

Shipping: indispensable to the world

As you sit in your office enjoying your morning coffee have you ever pondered how many of the things around us, things we take for granted, came to be here? Chances are the clothes on your back, the chair you are sitting on, even the beans that make up your coffee arrived from across the … 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…

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…

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…