Transurban’s Incident Response riders to set the pace on Race Day

Jul 8, 2022 | 2022, Blog

Did you know that Transurban’s Motorcycle Incident Response Unit will be setting the pace on race day to help you beat the bridge? The motorcycles can normally be seen on the motorway responding to hundreds of incidents every month and keeping motorists moving safely 24/7. But on race day, the one day of the year that the southbound Gateway Bridge is closed to traffic, they’ll still be there, either leading the race on their motorbikes or running as part of Team Transurban in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities SEQ. 

Find out more about Transurban’s incident response service.  

Transurban’s Incident Response riders to set the pace on race day   

As the starting gun goes off, Transurban’s Motorcycle Incident Response Unit will be at the front of the pack, setting the pace as runners take off across the 1.6km long, 65m high Gateway Bridge.  

Bridge to Brisbane is the one day of the year that one of the Gateway Bridge is closed to traffic – but the Incident Response Unit will still be there, either leading the race on their motorbikes or running at part of Team Transurban in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities SEQ. 

On an average day, Transurban’s Incident Response team can be seen responding to everything from broken down vehicles to stray debris and keep traffic moving safely across the motorways. 

The team respond to over 1,000 incidents every month across Transurban’s roads and tunnels in Brisbane.  

Transurban Group Executive Queensland Sue Johnson said she was excited to see Transurban’s team of dedicated Motorcycle Incident Responders, who provide vital support to motorists on Transurban’s road network, setting the pace on race day. 

“Our team has eyes on the road 24/7 and with more than 1,500 cameras so we’re always looking out for you – including on race day.” 

“We can’t wait to run alongside our dedicated incident response team who will be running as part of Team Transurban to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities SEQ.” 

The motorcycle incident response units are equipped with water, diesel, petrol, a defibrillator, first aid and jump-start kits, and are driven by experienced incident response supervisors to cut through congestion and get to motorists sooner.  

“We understand breaking down on the motorway can be a scary experience and every minute counts when you are waiting to be rescued. We try to get to motorists as quickly as possible to provide assistance and get them back on their journey”, said Incident Responder Darren Nolan, who will be one of the riders leading the runners on race day.  

“While it’s our job to make sure families who drive on our roads get home safely every day, the team at RHMC SEQ are making sure families with a sick child have a home away from home”, said Darren. “We are proud to do our bit to support the great work they do.”  

Transurban provides this complimentary roadside assistance 24/7 on its road network to help keep motorists moving. 

Image credit: Richard Walker, The Sunday Mail