Get on your bike, Queensland

Black and white, out-of-focus photo of a bike and rider on the road

Yesterday, the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Mark Bailey MP hosted a forum to help shape a new cycling strategy for Queensland. The forum allowed cycling stakeholders from across Queensland to have their say, and for the Minister to hear first-hand what Queenslanders want … 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

Queensland to shine at the ITS World Congress 2016

  The World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSWC) is one of the biggest global events in transport – and this October it’s coming to Melbourne, bringing 7000 delegates from about 60 countries worldwide. The 23rd annual ITSWC will run from October 10 to 14, focusing on innovation and technology – how they help solve our … Read more

From little things, big things grow – NAIDOC week

To quote the iconic song from Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody – From little things, big things grow. My name is Frank Waria, and I am a human resources officer. I have been with TMR since late 2008. I was born in Brisbane, but grew up in Cherbourg at an Aboriginal mission near Murgon for … Read more

QTRIP – a roadmap to a stronger Queensland

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has always played a vital role in building Queensland, and this week’s State Budget highlights the value and importance of the work we do to keep Queensland moving. This Budget has a strong focus on infrastructure, innovation and job creation as economic drivers – and our work is … Read more

Reconciliation Week: Our history, our story, our future

With the theme our history, our story, our future, National Reconciliation Week gives us an opportunity to our national identity and the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and rights in our nation’s story. The nature of our work in Transport and Main Roads means we have a significant footprint in regional … 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