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Roads Australia partnership to ease freight traffic

Two RA members will partner to reduce congestion along key transport routes

Roads Australia has announced members Altus and Downer have signed a new strategic partnership that highlights the growing importance of effective traffic management as the nation delivers a record transport infrastructure pipeline.

The new deal sees Altus acquire the Downer Traffic Management Business, as well as extending the two organisation’s 15-year partnership across multiple regions, to further develop and improve freight traffic across Australia.

This partnership will allow both organisations to leverage the power of new technologies and innovative approaches to improving safety in road work and heavy vehicle traffic zones.

“Demand for traffic management is booming, with record investments in road projects nationally,” Altus Traffic CEO Ben Marsonet says.

“This is an industry that is yet to experience the sort of disruption we see across other sectors, and there is great potential to better use data, technology and innovation.”

Marsonet says although traffic management is often invisible to many Australians, its impact on everyday traffic and the ability for the supply chain to remain efficient is understated.

“We believe leveraging the extensive data we generate and investing in innovation has potential to positively impact motorists and the heavy vehicle industry,” he says.

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Downer Queensland general manager of road services Darryl Byrne says: “We are delighted to work with Altus as we strive to create a safer, more productive and efficient industry.”

“Altus’ commitment to the safety of their people and their focus on innovation is in perfect alignment with our own vision.”

The two Roads Australia members will join to ease traffic congestion along many key freight routes in the nation as part of a project to keep the supply chain moving.

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