Department of Transport and Main Roads
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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is a department of the Queensland Government. The department manages Queensland's approximately 33,000 km state-controlled road network, which includes more than 6,500 bridges and major culverts. It was formed in April 2009 when the former Queensland Transport and the Department of Main Roads were merged.
There are more than 10,000 people working for the Department of Transport and Main Roads. It includes customer service centres, marine operation bases and regional and divisional offices. The department works with Queensland Rail, port authorities, other state and federal government departments, local governments and industry and the community.
Because Queensland driver licences were susceptible to fraud the department initiated a smartcard project in 2003. The project has suffered from long delays and cost overruns. The Here For Life campaign was launched in 2009 and has been credited as being a great success in motorcycle rider safety.
Following the 2015 state election, Jackie Trad and Mark Bailey were appointed as the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports respectively. Reversing a decision made by then Premier Campbell Newman in 2012 to have one Minister being responsible for the whole department.
The current Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads is Neil Scales.
The department is split into five operational divisions: Policy, Planning and Investment; Customer Services, Safety and Regulation; Infrastructure Management and Delivery; TransLink and Corporate. Maritime Safety Queensland is an agency belonging to the department which is responsible for the state's waterways and those who use them.
- "Who we are" (PDF). Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- Daniel Hurst (21 June 2011). "Smartcard planning not so smart: Auditor-General". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- Joel Whelan (6 July 2011). "Motorcyclists praise rider safety campaign". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 14 July 2011.