Bike week rides into Queensland

This week is Bike Week –the largest annual cycling festival in Queensland. Bike Week is organised by Bicycle Queensland and runs a program full of events both on and off the bike from 15 May to 22 May. Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) works collaboratively with various government departments, community organisations and groups … Read more

Fatality Free Friday

243 people died on Queensland’s roads last year, and many thousands more were injured. We at the Department of Transport and Main Roads are committed to reducing that terrible toll, both by engineering better roads and raising awareness of road safety. That is why we support Fatality Free Friday (FFF), a month-long campaign that highlights … Read more

TMR is Open for Innovation – #igniteTMR

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is open for innovation. Our Innovation Team were out and about at the Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit this week, held at the Royal International Conference Centre (RNA showgrounds). TMR took the opportunity to engage with local, national and international innovation leaders, start-ups, venture capitalists and research … Read more

How are you traveling?

Transport in Queensland needs to service communities of all shapes and sizes. Each city, regional centre and town has a unique range of demographic characteristics, employment opportunities and services, all of which influence how people travel. Queensland’s population has increased significantly over the past 40 years and this growth is expected to continue. By 2036, … Read more

Lessons from Europe – report from InterTraffic Trade Show

Last week, along with some colleagues from the Queensland Police Service, I attended the InterTraffic Trade Show in Amsterdam as a part of my work planning for the implementation of autonomous vehicles in Queensland. The Netherlands, Germany and Austria transport agencies have a very strong focus on safe mobility. They not only do this by … Read more

Queensland Recreational Boating Council meeting of 13 April

With more than 250,000 registered recreational boats plying the waterways of Queensland and over 830,000 Queenslanders holding licences to drive them, the recreational boating sector is a critically important component of our economy and social infrastructure. But having that many boats and owners can raise a wide range of issues. It is therefore vital that … Read more

Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre wins national award

The $4.4 billion New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project has won a national award for the design and construction of the project’s Maintenance Centre at Wulkuraka. The project won the Smart Infrastructure Award at the IPA National Infrastructure Awards ceremony in Sydney overnight. The Queensland Government project is being delivered under an Availability Public Private Partnership … Read more