Brisbane Metropolitan Transport Management Centre
Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads jointly established the Brisbane Metropolitan Transport Management Centre (BMTMC) in 2006 to enable efficient multi-modal transport operations.
The BMTMC is the transport management centre for the Greater Brisbane area, servicing road users and public transport patrons 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The BMTMC has three key functions:
- Traffic Management Centre
The TMC is the single point of contact for incident management on all Council and state-owned roads. The TMC operators respond to more than 18,000 crashes, traffic hazards and stationary vehicles each year, as well as multiple weather events and other major incidents. They also manage traffic around public events, monitor traffic flow and roadworks, coordinate clearway towing on Council roads and facilitate free tows-to-safety for broken down vehicles on motorways.
- Network Coordination Centre
Council manages the largest bus fleet in Australia, with more than 1150 buses in operations. The Network Coordination Centre provides real-time incident management and support to drivers and buses across Brisbane.
- Busways Operations Centre
Within the BMTMC, Translink’s Busways Operations Centre manages an extensive busway network, which offers segregated, fast and reliable bus services in and out of Brisbane’s inner-city area. Their responsibilities include proactive monitoring of the busways and stations with the help of more than 600 CCTV cameras, real-time management of safety and security incidents, and field response teams.
The BMTMC also works closely with external agencies including the Queensland Police Service, emergency services, RACQ (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland), public transport operators, private motorway companies and maintenance contractors, to ensure a safer and more predictable commute for customers using the road and transport network.
You can get traffic information by:
- phoning 13 19 40 Traffic Report Line
- checking online traffic updates
- listening to local radio stations for peak period traffic reports.