131940 hotline embraces mobile and social media technologies
Queensland's leading Traffic and Travel website is on the move with the State Government yesterday launching the new 131940 mobile phone website and Twitter feeds.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Queensland's leading Traffic and Travel website is on the move with the State Government yesterday launching the new 131940 mobile phone website and Twitter feeds.
Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said information from the Queensland Government’s current 131940 Traffic and Travel Information website would be made available via touch screen smart phones, mobile handsets with internet access and Twitter.
“Through the mobile website and Twitter, people will be able to get the traffic and travel information they need more readily,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Twitter users can follow state-wide traffic and travel information enabling them to make informed travel choices.
“People can now logon to www.131940.qld.gov.au and access convenient real-time traffic and travel updates.”
The 131940 Traffic and Travel Information website can be viewed on PCs internet browsers, touch-screens, smart phones and mobile devices with internet access.
The value of being able to access real-time traffic and travel updates was highlighted by the recent Queensland floods and cyclone events.
Ms Palaszczuk said Transport and Main Roads invested in the mobile phone enhancements and key functionalities to provide Queenslanders with real-time traffic updates before the next wet season.
“During the peak of the natural disasters earlier this year, the old 131940 website had more than 1.3 million visitors in one week which was 75 times higher than average,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“The 131940 traffic report line also recorded 160,000 calls in a fortnight from people seeking up-to-date information on road conditions which was 12 times greater than normal.
“Being able to access such vital information through mobile technology is certainly an exciting innovation.”
Ms Palaszczuk reminded motorists that using hand-held mobile devices while driving was illegal.
The 131940 service covers state-controlled roads across Queensland as well as some key local government roads.
Transport Minister’s office – Damon Cavalchini - 0409 065 468
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