New app to help Perth drivers fight congestion

The Western Australian Government has provided Perth road users with a new smartphone app this week to combat congestion.

The app allows access to real-time information on incidents and road conditions around the metropolitan area to help avoid congested areas and better plan their journeys.
WA Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the initiative is a response to listening to transport users.

“Perth is going through a significant period of transformation, with major infrastructure projects like the Perth City Link and Elizabeth Quay well under way, and necessary road works to support our growing State,” Mr Buswell said.

“This is an exciting time for Perth and these projects will deliver real benefits once completed. However with them comes some disruption, so I encourage commuters to download the Government’s new app – Right Move Perth – where they can access information on road works, crashes, traffic signal faults, train and bus service disruptions, major events, project information and weather warnings to help plan their journey.”

By saving favourite routes, the app will inform users of incidents or delays on their regular routes, and it can also access information from personal smartphone calendars to advise of incidents near upcoming appointments.

Users will be notified of any incidents within a one kilometre radius no matter where they are in the metropolitan area and once a journey is under way, if anything changes, Right Move Perth sends an audio update.

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