Real-time to benefit passengers

21/10/2014

 

Residents will soon benefit from the roll out of real time technology on South East Queensland public transport services.

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich said real-time technology was a huge win for passengers who would be able to track their buses, trains, ferries and trams with the revolutionary technology.

“The Queensland Government is working hard to improve public transport and boost the local economy as part of our strong plan for a brighter future,” he said.

“More than 3,000 new driver console units will be installed on TransLink’s buses and ferries by early 2015.

“The units will use GPS and mobile communications to track the exact whereabouts of the services.

“That means arrival times will be updated every 30 seconds on the TransLink website and passengers will be able to see how far away their services are using their smartphone or computer.

Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg said residents will see real-time technology installed on the public transport network by early 2015.”

“With real-time, passengers can spend a valuable couple of extra minutes with their families knowing exactly how far away their bus or train is,” Mr Ruthenberg said.

“It is also pleasing to see the local small business Queensland Connectors and Cables is a major supplier for this project.”

 

For more information, visit www.translink.com.au or call 13 12 30

 

 



 

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21 October 2014

 

Contact:          Seath Holswich                       3205 6779

                        Trevor Ruthenberg                 3491 8800