Drivers across NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and ACT now have a one-stop shop for road disruption information on Transport for NSW’s www.livetraffic.com website.
From today the Live Traffic NSW website will help drivers avoid congestion by showing the impact of fire, flood, snow, roadworks, crashes and more on roads across five jurisdictions.
In the last year alone, regional NSW has been hit by the unprecedented challenges of drought, bushfires, flood and now COVID-19. This new service will allow locals, as well as tourists, to better plan how they move around the regions.
During the unprecedented summer bushfires Live Traffic usage was up 25 per cent, with about 195,000 customers accessing the website, and a further 170,000 using the mobile apps.
The website is optimised for mobile, tablet and desktop, and users are able explore a map and list of incidents or input a journey to discover incidents on their route which may impact their travel.
This is the first time a transport agency has been able to consolidate multiple data feeds into one government platform, with about 1500 incidents across five jurisdictions taking place on any given day.
The Transport Management Centre and interstate counterparts publish information first-hand from emergency services and our front line staff making Live Traffic more accurate, timely and reliable than information published by third party services.
Transport for NSW is continuing to improve the coverage of incidents by working with data providers across the country.
The Live Traffic NSW mobile apps are being updated for iOS and Android for release later this year.