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 insight to how we research, deploy and operate multi-modal ITS in a thriving new world city.

The tour will give delegates the chance to see our award-winning technologies in action, including the Real-Time Travel Information System for public transport (2016 ITS Asia Pacific Hall of Fame winner) and the emergency vehicle priority technology (2015 ITS Asia Pacific Hall of Fame winner). We will end the day at the iconic City Hall with an evening networking event.

The following day (Tuesday 18 October) there will be further opportunity to connect one-on-one with our ITS experts, see one of our recent major projects and initiatives – such as the Gold Coast Light Rail, Redcliffe Peninsula Rail or Smartship Australia simulator – as well as enjoy a free guided tour of Brisbane’s historical and cultural centre.

You can find out more about the tour and register here – please select your preferred tour option (public transport or traffic management) as per the detailed itinerary below.


And don’t let your journey to Queensland stop there – the world-famous Gold Coast is a one hour drive away and our beautiful state is home to five of Australia’s seven World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef, Gondwana Rainforests and Fraser Island.

If you can’t make the technical tour, we’d love to see you during the congress at our exhibition stand in booth 1301 P.

Technical Tour Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change – all changes will be communicated to registered delegates in advance. Any queries please contact “QueenslandPavilion@brisbane.qld.gov.au”.

DAY 1 Monday 17 October 2016
8:30 am to 11:00 am Tour registration and welcome – at the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Customer Experience Lab, 41 George Street, Brisbane
Walking tour of Brisbane City Centre – showcasing roadside ITS and multi-modal facilities such as pedestrian countdown timers, Bluetooth devices in traffic signal cabinets, traffic response units and CityCycle
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – demonstration of The Cube and presentation on data analytics and visualisation (morning tea included)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm Option 1 – Public transport

Walk and ride public transport (via Southbank) to the Roma Street bus and rail interchange – see the GoCard and Real-Time Travel Information systems

Option 2 – Traffic management

Bus tour of the Brisbane managed motorway network, with commentary on roadside ITS devices and operations

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch hosted by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRSQ) – tour of the driving simulator and presentation on latest road safety research
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Option 1 – Public transport

Visit the new rail control centre

Option 2 – Traffic management

Demonstration of emergency vehicle priority technology

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tour and presentation at Brisbane Metropolitan Traffic Management Centre (BMTMC) in the lead up to the peak hour
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Brisbane City Hall networking event
DAY 2 Tuesday 18 October 2016
Please contact “QueenslandPavilion@brisbane.qld.gov.au” directly to request visits to the following exciting projects and initiatives:

– Gold Coast Light Rail and the 2018 Commonwealth Games site
– Redcliffe Peninsula railway line
Smartship Australia simulator
– Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, one of Australia’s longest bridges

You can also request one-to-one meetings with the following Queensland Pavilion partners:

–  Department of Transport and Main Roads
–  Brisbane City Council
–  Transmax
– Logix Engineering
– Queensland University of Technology
– Aurecon
– IntelliDesign
– Excel Technology Co
– Integral Technology Solutionsincluding the opportunity to meet Cameron Tuesley, Integral’s founder and Managing Director (and also founder, sponsor and Chief Technology Officer for TeamArrow, Australia’s premier solar racing team)

Join a free guided tour of Brisbane’s historical and cultural centre by the Brisbane Greeters – including Parliament House, Botanic Gardens and Southbank. Starting at 10:00 am at Brisbane City Hall.

 You can also register to attend the removed: Think Mobility Conference which will be hosted by the Queensland University of Technology (registration costs $150). The key themes are traffic management and control, traffic simulation and cooperative intelligent transport systems.