Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

New app to help Perth drivers make Right Move

27/01/2014 12:00 AM
 
  • State Government launches new free incident notification app
  • Right Move Perth will inform Perth commuters about incidents, conditions and events that may affect their journey
  • Riverside Drive permanently diverted from tomorrow, alternative routes in place

Perth commuters can download a new smartphone app from today to access real-time information on incidents and road conditions around the metropolitan area, helping them avoid congested areas and better plan their journeys.

 

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the State Government was listening to road and transport users and understood the need for reliable and real-time travel information.

 

“Perth is going through a significant period of transformation, with major infrastructure projects like the Perth City Link and Elizabeth Quay well under way, and necessary road works to support our growing State,” Mr Buswell said.

 

“This is an exciting time for Perth and these projects will deliver real benefits once completed. However with them comes some disruption, so I encourage commuters to download the Government’s new app - Right Move Perth - where they can access information on road works, crashes, traffic signal faults, train and bus service disruptions, major events, project information and weather warnings to help plan their journey.”

 

By saving favourite routes, the app will inform users of incidents or delays on their regular routes, and it can also access information from personal smartphone calendars to advise of incidents near upcoming appointments.

 

Users will be notified of any incidents within a one kilometre radius no matter where they are in the metropolitan area and once a journey is under way, if anything changes, Right Move Perth sends an audio update.

 

“The Government is committed to keeping Perth moving and this new technology is a timely reminder that from tomorrow a 300m section of Riverside Drive from the Bell Tower to the Convention Centre will be permanently diverted to alternative routes,” the Minister said.

 

Information about the new Riverside Drive diversion route is available on the Main Roads website http://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au  or via the 24-hour Customer Information Centre on 138 138.

 

For public transport users, Transperth has also launched a smartphone app, which is free to download and available on Apple and Android devices.

 

The Transperth app enables users to find next services from any stop, station or jetty, plan their journey, view fare information and access their SmartRider balance.

 

         Fact File

  • Right Move Perth is free and available on both Apple and Android devices
  • Right Move Perth draws on verified information provided by Main Roads WA, Public Transport Authority, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, City of Perth and the Bureau of Meteorology, and links it all to Google Maps
  • More information on Right Move Perth at http://rightmoveperth.wa.gov.au/ or http://www.twitter.com\RightMovePerth  
  • Map attached of alternative routes for the Riverside Drive diversion
  • Over the last 12 months (to June 2013) the population of Perth has grown by an average 108 people a day, with 80% of journeys made up of private car trips

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