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DPTI Matters - 27 September 2019
A word from the Chief Executive
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It was great to see our Executive Crisis Management Team gather last week to practice our major incident response processes, giving us some valuable learnings that will help refine them.
In this instance the scenario focused on significant infrastructure in the CBD, as well as impacts to all public transport services. I was impressed with the way the team pulled together to work through the many complex issues and the exercise will stand us in good stead for dealing with a real emergency situation.
The Executive Crisis Management Team in action.
One of the largest bridges on the Northern Connector Project is up and running with finishing touches, including striking curved panels along the edges, being added as part of the urban design.
The panels were installed by Adelaide contractor Iguana Creative, who cut, moulded and mounted them on to a structural steel frame, which they also made.
The final design forms a wing-like shape, taking inspiration from the shorebirds that inhabit the neighbouring Barker Inlet Wetlands.
The bridge, a key component of the Southern Interchange, connects motorists exiting the South Road Superway to the Salisbury Highway.
The new bridge that takes vehicles from the South Road Superway to Salisbury Highway.
Work to upgrade 50 bus and tram stops with new digital signage and better information accessibility has now been completed.
The signage affects a wide range of stops, including the addition of audio and hearing loops to 31 digital bus stops on Currie Street, Grenfell Street and along the O-Bahn, plus nine new real-time signs with audio and hearing loops at Tea Tree Plaza, Paradise and Klemzig O-Bahn interchanges and the Dumas Street interchange at Mt Barker.
Ten new digital real-time screens with audio and hearing loops have been installed at city tram stops including Adelaide Railway Station, City West, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Rundle Mall, Pirie Street, Victoria Square and the Entertainment Centre.
This is a great step towards meeting customer needs and improving the public transport experience, and I congratulate the team involved.
A digital sign at Paradise Interchange.
International Day of Older Persons
Next Tuesday is International Day of Older Persons and, as the event is marked around the world, DPTI can proudly say we currently have five different generations working together across the organisation.
Our generational cross section includes the so-called Traditionalists (pre-1945), Baby Boomers, GenX, Millenials and iGen.
The depth of experience and talent we have at DPTI is a strong part of our success story, and with the International Day of Older Persons in focus we offer a big vote of thanks to our more senior staff for all they bring to the workplace.
Staff at DPTI’s Traffic Management Centre did a great job piecing together details for SA Police after a member of the public rang about a truck with smoking brakes on the South Eastern Freeway this week.
Footage from CCTV was called on to show the speed and position of the truck at various points after it was tracked going through a red light at the bottom of the hill.
TMC staff provided a rapid and detailed response to police to help complete the investigation picture.
As travellers head out to the 2019 Innamincka Gymkhana and Motokhana event this weekend, DPTI is urging drivers to Think! Road Safety on outback roads.
With roadworks required on parts of the journey, the Outback Road Safety campaign is a timely reminder to slow down around road workers, obey Road Traffic Management signs and keep in mind that unsealed roads can pose unexpected hazards and slippery road surfaces.
School holidays are also underway, so many will be travelling in unfamiliar areas. I encourage everyone to heed all safety advice to protect themselves, their passengers and other road users.
This week’s Friday Flashback shows Colley Reserve, at Glenelg, around 1900. There’s been a lot of discussion here about exactly where this was taken and where current landmarks might sit. See if you can work it out.
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