Bus journeys in Queanbeyan enhanced using vehicle tracking technology
In addition to providing customers with real-time trip information, TfNSW’s Transport Connected Bus technology allows bus operators to access more accurate data and tools to improve services, as well as keep buses running on time.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway has announced that the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Transport Connected Bus Program has helped make journeys easier and safer for Queanbeyan’s residents, who can now easily access up-to-date information about their bus journeys.
In total, more than 100,000 bus trips in the city have been tracked in real-time, providing valuable data to help ensure locals have a smoother journey.
“We’re making it so much easier for families in regional NSW to use buses in their town with real-time, user-friendly trip information at their fingertips,” said Sam Farraway. “In Queanbeyan today (5 September 2022), I’m pleased to say we have now tracked more than 100,0000 bus trips, helping provide valuable data to help ensure commuters have a smoother journey.”
In addition to information on the bus’s movements, people can see exactly how full their service is, due to the passenger counting technology that has been installed on the vehicles. Overall, commuters can access information about 176 bus routes and more than 1,300 bus stops.
“This technology is making a real difference to people’s lives – parents and carers will be able to track the bus on which their child is coming home from school, and families can know exactly when to meet a bus to collect an elderly relative,” said Member for Monaro Nichole Overall.
Since 30 March 2021, connected vehicle technology has been installed on 110 buses in Queanbeyan and has been feeding data into Transport for New South Wale’s (TfNSW) Trip Planner and other transport apps. People can use these tools to access up-to-date information on their bus location, its predicted arrival time and capacity.
As well as Queanbeyan, Transport Connected Bus technology has been rolled out in 13 other regional cities across NSW, with two more to come in late September 2022.
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