The Live Traffic NSW platform has marked 12 years of operation this week, and the NSW Government has confirmed plans to expand the system to cover every road across the state by 2024.
Live Traffic NSW plays a critical role in helping road users plan safe and efficient journeys by providing up-to-the-minute information on traffic conditions, publishing live shots from 155 cameras across the road network every minute and providing details of around 500 traffic incidents each day. The planned upgrade will substantially expand the platform’s coverage and provide information to inform drivers across NSW of the best route to take anywhere, any time.
The upgrade will provide all local government areas (LGAs) in NSW with free access to OneRoad, the new backend platform that powers Live Traffic NSW. OneRoad data will also be available on the Transport for NSW Open Data Hub for third-party apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze and TomTom.
New information from 22 LGAs (mostly from Northern NSW) will be available on Live Traffic NSW and third-party apps from October.
Remaining LGAs will then come on board in stages, with priority given to regional councils most impacted by bushfires and floods, with the ambition of having the entire state covered by 2024.