Lessons and Learnings from the Commonwealth Games
Matthew Longland (Deputy Director-General, Transport and Main Roads of Translink) will highlight the success stories, as well as some of the lessons learnt after delivering more than 5.3 million trips on public transport during the the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was the largest sporting event Australia has hosted in over a decade, and required the provision of a safe, secure and reliable transport network for spectators and athletes. Deputy Director-General of Transport and Main Roads – Matthew Longland, will provide insight into the key strategies that were implemented to address the unique challenges faced by the department. Matt will discuss the operational planning for various venues across Queensland, the integrated transport services, and the real time network management. Matthew will speak at PACE on the afternoon of Thursday 1 November. To see the full program – click here.
Matthew is the Deputy Director-General of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the head of TransLink. TransLink is responsible for delivering Queensland’s integrated passenger transport system, including bus, train, ferry, trams, personalised transport, long distance coaches, school bus services and subsidised air services.
In his role Matthew is accountable for an annual operating budget of $2.6 billion and works closely with more than 500 delivery partners across Queensland to provide reliable, efficient and customer focused services across the state.