Knowing how long you’ll have to wait for public transport is something many people would like to happen, and this will soon become a reality in south-east Queensland.
A new system is being rolled out in the region as of next month and it’ll give public transport users access to real-time information on trams, ferries, buses and trains.
“This new technology is all part of our strong plan for a brighter future to improve public transport for Queenslanders and boost the local economy,” said Scott Emerson, transport and main roads minister.
“When finishing work for the day passengers will be able tell how far away their train is avoiding extra time waiting at the station.”
Information can be accessed online and via smartphones, and this is expected to become an invaluable tool for anyone living in Hawthorne real estate.
Modes of transport will be kitted out with GPS and mobile communications software, meaning their exact location and movements can be tracked. Arrival times will be updated every 30 seconds on the TransLink website.
Many vehicles will also be able to download data, which gives users of go cards the opportunity to look at their travel histories, while improving transport options for everyone concerned.