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1 Traffic Incident Management Policies and Strategies in Queensland Joanna Robinson, Director (Traffic Systems & Road Use) Viki Watson, Principal Advisor (Incident Management)

2 Queensland -2 nd largest state in Australia. -> ½ Queensland’s population lives outside greater metropolitan area of Brisbane. -More than 4.6 million people.

3 Department of Transport and Main Roads Formed in 2009 when Queensland Transport and Main Roads amalgamated Staff of 8,000 Budget Operating: $4.073 billion -Capital: $4.915 billion Responsible for -33,339 kilometres of state-controlled road network -6,792 kilometres of rail corridors -15 trading ports

4 Queensland Government Priorities TourismConstruction MiningAgriculture Four Pillars of the Queensland Economy Customers First Ideas into Actions Unleash Potential Be Courageous Empower People Queensland Public Service Values Queensland Plan The A 30 year vision for Queensland

5 Ministerial Charter Letter sent from Premier to Minister for Transport and Main Roads April 2012 Outlined Premier’s expectations of priority tasks to be achieved to deliver on election commitments First term tasks include: -Develop policies and initiatives to address growing traffic congestion problems in South East Queensland -Solutions must account for budgetary constraints.

6 TMR Strategic Framework integrated Safe and secure Efficient and reliable Vision Connecting Queensland – delivering transport for prosperity

7 TMR Strategic Framework RSS Road System Strategy (draft)

8 TMR Strategic Framework Road Operations Action Plan (draft) Traffic Management Traffic and Travel Information Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

9 TMR Strategic Framework TIMS Planning Projects TIM Priorities Improve coordination Optimise resources Automate Measure Performance Improve road closure processes

10 TMR Strategic Framework TIMS Service Delivery

11 Policies and Legislation Open Roads Policy (2009) -Improve safety and reduce congestion by restoring traffic flow Part 4C of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act Remove vehicles, loads and other things from the road by reasonable means -Ability to recover costs Managed Motorways Policy -Optimise safety, reliability and productivity of motorway network Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) -Part 3 – Works on Road

12 Other Policies and Legislation Wet Weather and Flooding -Operational standard for temporary restrictions of State-controlled roads due to wet weather and flooding -Transport Infrastructure Act -Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act and Regulations Open Data -Queensland Government’s open data initative -Provision of information to 3 rd parties Traffic and Travel Information -Provision of traffic and travel information

13 Standards and Guidelines MUTCD

14 Part A Part B Part C Part D Part E  Introduction  Performance measurement and reporting  Resourcing  TIMS qualifications, training and progression  Activities

15 Current Projects Alignment to Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Review of TIM Standard -TIM Diagrams -High Speed Environment Managed Motorway Policy Review

16 Key Messages Government priority Affordable and realistic Measurable Consistency Continuous improvement Training


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