Integrated Control Centre: A Simple Solution Will Save us Time
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Melbourne’s transport system is being challenged by soaring population numbers and the congestion created as a result of the spike is being felt by millions of Victorians every day.
RACV believes there’s a simple solution that will be relatively inexpensive and make traveling around the city a whole lot better.
As it stands, our transport management systems work in silo. Our trains, roads, trams and buses are all monitored independently, which slows reactivity and hampers collaboration between the different modes of transport.
RACV believes that Victoria’s growing population would be better serviced by one centralised transport control system.
An integrated transport control centre would create synergy between the control rooms for buses, trams, trains, public roads and toll roads. It would mean that disruptions could be better managed, emergencies responded to faster, and information dissemination to transport users managed better.
Below, RACV General Manager Public Policy and Corporate Affairs explores the idea further, explaining in detail the benefit to Victoria.
While the principles may be simple, the benefits would be vast - helping each of us to better manage our trips and ultimately save us time. A more connected network would mean we have a system that is more efficient, responsive and safer to support us in whichever way we choose to travel.
Authorised by Bryce Prosser, RACV General Manager Public Policy and Corporate Affairs, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000