State Government tries to soften blow of further disruptions with an app to remind you about it
Perth commuters are to get a new app to help them negotiate traffic snarls and city construction works.
Transport Minister, Troy Buswell was on hand to launch the new app (Right Move Perth) that is available for download on IOS and Android platforms. He said that the State Government was listening to the concerns of road and transport users.
“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.
The smartphone app, available for download now, will give access to real-time information on incidents and road conditions around the metropolitan area, helping commuters avoid congested areas and better plan their journeys.
“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," the Minister said
The app will give information on road works, crashes, traffic signal faults, train and bus service disruptions, major events, project information and weather warnings to help plan journeys.
Users can save favourite routes and then they will be notified of any incidents within a one kilometre radius of these routes, no matter where they are in the metropolitan area.
The Government say that they are committed to keeping Perth moving and this new technology is a timely reminder that from today a 300m section of Riverside Drive from the Bell Tower to the Convention Centre will be permanently diverted to alternative routes.
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.