ATO to integrate new digital services API gateway – Strategy – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

The Australian Taxation Office is set to integrate a new API gateway into its e-commerce platform to improve how digital services are consumed by its tax and super clients.
More than 18 months after it went searching for a replacement e-commerce platform, the national revenue collection agency has settled on the first of two underpinning components.
The agency struck a three-year deal with Sydney-based digital product development firm Terem Technologies last month to deliver digital services gateway (DSG) services.
The company, whose previous clients include Qantas, Service NSW, IAG and MYOB, specialises in building custom software, website and mobile apps, according to its website.
An ATO spokesperson told iTnews that the $6.7 contract will involve “the delivery of an API gateway, an administration portal and a developer portal”.
According to the original tender, the DSG will “fulfil the complete life-cycle management for APIs” by managing “exchange[s] with the near-real-time services of these back-end systems”.
The ATO said this would allow clients to “interact and consume quick, small and data driven services” through their software.
But it is now not clear whether the ATO will proceed with the second component of the proposed new e-commerce platform or augment the existing six-year-old platform.
The existing platform uses machine to machine type messaging to interact with taxpayers, super funds and other nominated intermediaries like tax professionals.
It sits behind multiple digital services such as income tax and employer obligations through programs like single touch payroll.
“The DSG will be integrated with an enhancement of the existing platform,” a spokesperson said.
“It is not a replacement as per the original requirement of backwards compatibility with existing technologies and patterns.”
As part of the December 2018 request for information, the ATO also went looking for a digital reporting channel (DRC) to become the agency’s future messaging platform.
Together, the DSG and DRC were intended to ensure the ATO could meet the objective of its digital services modernisation program.
The program aims to accommodate increasing demand for its digital services by ensuring systems are low-touch and centred around “digital events through user’s natural systems”.
APIs, for instance, were expected to grow from 70 in 2014 to more than 600 by 2020, according to the RFI documents.
The ATO was also, however, open to modernising its six-year-old e-commerce platform to deliver digital services, messaging standards and other capabilities “on a much larger scale”.
The spokesperson said the “technical implementation of DRC will be determined if and when the ATO decides to proceed with it”.
The agency is also yet to determine how the DSG will be hosted.

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GovCMS withstands massive COVID traffic spikes – Strategy – Cloud – Software – Storage- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

Government websites using the hosting and content management system GovCMS withstood record traffic during the height of COVID-19, as Australians scrambled to find reliable sources of information.
At the peak of the public health response, the open source Drupal-based platform, which government agencies are increasingly using for their web channels, handled as many as 100,000 pageviews each minute and up to 187,000 concurrent users at a time.
The most visited page was understandably the health.gov.au website, which experienced a 760 percent increase in traffic, and on one day – likely when the government ramped up its public health response in March – recorded six million visits.
Despite the huge spike in traffic, which heath.gov.au technical product owner Danni Marlow said was “typically … up to 20,000 concurrent users”, the GovCMS site managed to keep page load time under 2.7 seconds.
“GovCMS’ robust tooling allowed us to seamlessly deploy developments at any time of the day, including during peak times. This allowed us to remain responsive to changing needs,” she said.
“We usually deploy IT updates during periods of low traffic which we couldn’t do during the pandemic. We ended up deploying updates whenever we needed to and it was seamless meaning customers could always access the most up-to-date information.”
Services Australia’s website also held up under a 650 percent traffic spike, which is more than can be said for myGov which crashed in the wake of a coronavirus induced economic slowdown before it was bolstered.
Services Australia communications general manager Susie Smith said the agency was able to achieve this for serviceaustralia.gov.au by working closely with the GovCMS team to increase database capacity.
“In a very tight timeframe, and under significant pressure, they seamlessly executed a database upscale with no downtime,” she said.
“This greatly improved the performance of the website. This supported real people and their ability to care for themselves and their families.”
Other major GovCMS websites to experience huge traffic increases include Smart Traveller, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Safe Work Australia, and SA’s Department of Education.
Although the platform is designed to automatically scale up during spikes in traffic, the unprecedented volumes saw the need for the GovCMS team to double down with extra resources.
“We had website engineers standing by to ensure the platform remained stable,” GovCMS founder and the Department of Finance’s online services assistant secretary Sharyn Clarkson said.
The GovCMS team also supported agencies by forming “surge teams” to assist agencies to publish information relating to the coronavirus pandemic, particularly in anticipation of major announcements.
“These are unprecedented times, the volumes certainly tested us, but ultimately proved the strength and capability of GovCMS,” Clarkson said.
“I’m delighted with the reliability and support we’ve been able to provide agencies, it ensured Australians were able to access information to keep themselves safe.”
GovCMS became a CMS option for agencies to reduce expenses and pain points for agencies delivering web channels in 2015, though websites were largely smaller, less complex websites.
Since then the platform has expanded to cover a wider range of services and hosting options, including both SaaS and PaaS hosting on Amazon Web Services through its provider Salsa Digital.
GovCMS currently hosts more than 327 websites for 96 agencies across the federal, state and local government levels, while a further 46 sites are in development.

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Worley buys out TWPS for $20m in digital ops and maintenance push – Finance – Strategy – Security- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

Engineering services firm Worley has bought out the remaining 50 percent of its joint venture with Ferrovial, TW Power Services (TWPS), in part to capitalise on the energy operator’s digital capabilities.
The $20 million deal means Worley (formerly WorleyParsons) will be able to consolidate TWPS’ experience in developing and applying digital technologies and automation solutions for the power sector.
TWPS is an operations and maintenance business supporting one third of Australia’s power generation capability, with clients operating a mix of power generation plants including solar, wind, hydro and thermal.
Its customers include AGL, BHP, Hydro Tasmania, as well as a number of other energy providers across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
Already, a number of Worley’s customers have facilities centrally operated and remotely monitored from a control room at TWPS offices, the company said in a notice to the market.
TWPS’ all-hours operations include remote monitoring, data analytics asset performance optimisation, reliability engineering and energy management to meet consumer demand.
It also supports compliance with cyber security standards required for critical power infrastructure.
Worley chief executive Chris Ashton said the acquisition will benefit customers as the power sector transitions to newer technologies.
“As well as enhancing our global operations and maintenance capability, this acquisition accelerates our role supporting our customers through their energy transition, helping them prepare for a low-carbon future and the digitalisation of industry.”
The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Worley’s earnings from the first year.

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Qld govt places six-month hold on all non-essential new IT projects – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

The Queensland government will put off all non-essential new IT projects for at least six months, as the state grapples with the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
Treasurer Cameron Dick revealed the “six-month hold” on Thursday as part of a raft of saving measures aimed at redirecting $3 billion into the state coffers over the next three years.
iTnews has contacted the Department of Housing and Works for its definition of “non-essential”.
The decision follows a string of IT project blunders in the state in recent years, with Queensland Health’s $64 million pathology system overhaul the latest to cease.
The government will also “reduce the use of external consultancies and contractors” as part of the savings drive “with a view to ending arrangements where possible”.
Another savings measure will see the government consolidate “underutilised government social media accounts” and “eliminate program replication across agencies”.
While the government has committed to maintaining public service roles at 1 July levels for 12 months, it will only fill “non-frontline roles” using internal recruitment and reduce SES roles.
Dick said the measures would deliver significant savings without the need to cut services, lay off staff or sell assets as the “economic turmoil unleashed by COVID-19 continues”.
He said the all decision had been guided by the government’s desire to prioritise jobs, building essential infrastructure and delivering frontline services.
“That’s why I am announcing a range of savings measures that will aim to prioritise functions and, together with the public service wage freeze, enable a savings target of $3 billion over four years,” Dick said.
“Through prudent savings measures, responsible borrowing and our relentless focus on creating and supporting jobs, the Palaszczuk Government will ensure we can Unite and Recover to enable Queensland’s continued resurgence in a post-COVID world.”

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NSW govt sets $20m ceiling for digital work under $1.6bn scheme – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

The NSW government will dole out funding from its digital restart fund in up to $20 million “hits”, as the state continues its move towards a contemporary IT funding model.
Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello this week revealed the first major details about the digital-centric investment fund since it was topped up with $1.6 billion last month.
The now-brimming fund includes $1 billion in new funding to accelerate digital projects that remove legacy infrastructure and build common, reusable platforms over the next three years.
The new funding builds on an initial two-year investment of $100 million when the fund was established in last year’s budget to help the state move to a contemporary IT funding model.
“The digital restart fund is a ground-breaking reform – there is nothing else like it in Australia, and as far as we know it’s unique in the world,” Dominello told an AIIA briefing on Tuesday.
“It breaks the old cycle of big business cases, big procurement and big waterfall delivery.
“Instead, it makes it easier to deliver in smaller, agile increments, delivering value all along the way.”
Although the fund remains central to the state’s breakaway from outdated IT funding models,  the government has also pitched it as an economic stimulus in the wake of COVID-19.
Improving the government’s cyber security capability is also a major concern, with $240 million of the $1.6 billion earmarked to secure systems and boost the state’s cyber workforce. 
Here and now funding
Dominello said the fund would allow agencies to trade “months writing paperwork before you begin” for less paperwork, as long as results were quantifiable.
He said this would mean agencies “will need to come back often to seek the next tranche of funding, demonstrating proven software and happy customers”.
“It incentivises government agencies to get working products to customers in weeks and months – not years and years,” he said.
But in order to give agencies “certainty about funding”, Dominello said the government had introduced a “new two-track funding model” – one of two key steps to access the fund.
The model works in a similar way to traditional funding commitments by allowing agencies to “seek approval to reserve a multi-year envelope of funding to solve a specific problem”.
This will, however, require agencies to “demonstrate that the problem exists” and “have the ability to measure the impact in real-time”
Accessing funding for “specific initiatives that deliver against those outcomes is then a process of submitting a business case to the Delivery and Performance Committee (DaPCo)
“We are talking no more than $20 million here in one hit – and most likely to be much, much smaller,” he said.
“Approval will be based on your track record: if you have not delivered to customers in your earlier initiatives, then don’t expect to get any more.”
The second of the key steps is a requirement that agencies bake in a Delivery and Performance Architecture (DAPA) and demonstrate this standard to DaPCO.
The DAPA essentially formalises a process introduced last year where DaPCo would ask three questions of each funding proposal centred around data, digital and customer.
In under six pages, agencies will detail answers to four questions covering the project’s customer lens, digital design, data architecture and procurement profile.
“Every project – and I mean every project – that seeks funding from the digital restart fund must demonstrate to DaPCo that their project has the DAPA baked in,” Dominello said.
“The DAPA proves you know who your customers are, if your project is improving the customer experience, whether your project is delivering on agreed outcomes and that you are taking a whole of government approach.”
Dominello also used his address to indicate the government would increasingly ensure its procurement approach is “built on partnership”, having already moved to cap IT consultant fees earlier this year.
“I have been pretty strident on this before – we will not have parasitic arrangements with suppliers where there is no capacity building in agencies,” he said. 

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WA Education to consolidate IT service providers – Strategy- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

Western Australia’s Department of Education will move to consolidate IT service providers to better serve its current and future needs as part of a shake-up of its outsourcing arrangements.
The state’s largest government agency has approached the market for ideally a single provider to supply its “consolidated ICT services” needs for up to the next 11 years.
The single prime contractor will take charge of the department’s “existing ICT services currently outsourced”, which have been separated into nine distinct service bundles.
Bundles include operations, ICT customer service centre, security and threat protection, network design and management, technical design and management and project services.
There are also three bundles that will focus specifically on Oracle, Java, Microsoft – the department’s key IT platforms – and other application development, support and maintenance. 
The bundles, which the department has indicate can be framed out to subcontractors, will serve the department’s three key user groups, which first and foremost includes students and teachers.
Around 40,000 staff are currently employed to support the approximately 310,000 students spread across 810 public schools in metropolitan and regional areas.
The other two groups are corporate and business users, which account for some of the 40,000 staff employed within the department, and general IT users.
The department said the “consolidated approach will provide an appropriate, modern and flexible contract framework to meet current and future needs”, as outlined in its IT strategy. 
It expects that having a “consolidated, uniform and high quality ICT management” will allow for “the removal of conflicting and overlapping responsibilities”.
Request for tender documents indicate that the department will increasingly focus on delivering the “foundation technologies and ICT services that deliver” autonomy to all schools.
This will see improved digital capabilities, including for remote learning through virtual classrooms, and better mobility, automation and self-service at schools rolled out.
Students currently have access to 100-plus applications that support online learning, while staff have access to a range of other applications for teaching, payroll and HR.
The department is also increasingly looking at as-a-service solutions like public cloud – which it recently approached the market for separately – and adopting agile development practices. 
It said that new technologies would be consumed as-a-service where enterprise investments such as Microsoft, Oracle and Financials, Fortinet and Service Now were unable to be used.
A virtual industry briefing for the tender will be held on July 15, with submissions to close on September 8.

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Medicare to reuse Centrelink’s new payments calculator – Strategy – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

The payments calculation engine currently being developed by Infosys to work out the eligibility of Centrelink recipients looks set to replace the country’s legacy Medicare payments system.
Government Services Minister Stuart Robert revealed the new entitlements calculation engine (ECE) would be reused across Services Australia during a Tempemail Press Club address on Tuesday.
It ends two years of uncertainty over the future of the legacy Medicare payments processing system that began when the government dumped its procurement of a cloud-based replacement.
The ageing platform – also known as the health and aged care payments system – is currently used to deliver Medicare, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, veterans and aged care payments.
It comprises 200 separate applications and 90 different databases, making changes to its underlying code base difficult and resource intensive, especially when events like COVID-19 arise.
More than 600 million payments worth in excess of $50 billion each year are delivered through the system each year.
Since dumping the procurement, the government has been bleeding money trying to keep the existing system online. Back in 2016, the system’s predicted end-of-life was 2020.
The latest funding injection was last December, when the government allocated $37 million to Services Australia to perform “essential” maintenance on the system.
But the government appears to have now found a replacement for calculation component of the system, with Robert confirming that Centrelink’s ECE will also serve Medicare.
The ECE, which Infosys won the contract for last year, is used for the complex task of deciding how much to pay to welfare recipients through the country’s Centrelink payments platform.
While still in the final stages of testing, Services Australia has already confirmed the Centrelink payment’s platform will be used to support Medicare and Child Support payments. 
Robert said the ECE, which is being built on a Pegasystems platform, was an example of where government could “buy, build or develop once and use many times”.
“Given the tried and tested scalability of the platform, the government will also be able to re-use the platform in other areas that require similar functionality,” he said.
Robert said this would start with calculating aged care payments, before “expanding to other initiatives such as veterans income support and the modernisation of our health systems”.
“This is saving taxpayers’ enormous amounts of money, increasingly the speed of implementation and removing friction for customers across government,” he said.
It comes as the government continues to map its current IT capabilities to identify and invest in “the strategic platforms and technologies” necessary for a whole-of-government architecture.
“We are methodically and purposefully building the architectural blocks that will sustain the future of delivering services to all Australians,” Robert said.
“Leveraging our investment in major transformation programs is delivering reusable technology components to reduce cost and complexity while speeding up delivering.”
One of these will be a new “whole-of-government permissions and permits platform”, which effectively replaces the government’s failed visa processing platform outsourcing project.
Robert said the platform will “deliver a modern visas and permits processing capability as a priority”, building on previous work undertaken by the Department of Home Affairs.
“This project, run by the Digital Transformation Agency and reporting to me, is a government priority,” he said.
Other common platforms identified under the architecture include the government’s new Facebook-inspired digital service platform, dubbed the government digital experience platform (GOVDXP).
GOVDXP, which has a current build price of $23 million, is tipped to eventually replace myGov with a single, tailored view of a citizen’s interactions with the government.
The platform reached beta last month, though it is yet to become the “one front door for government” that the government promises it to be.
The government is similarly continuing to develop a common set of API standards.
By adopting common platforms, the government will be able to make better use of the “significant amount of money spent across all tiers of government on technology”, Robert said.
At the federal level, this is approximately $10 billion each year, while Australia’s most populous states are now spending more than $3 billion on government technology each year.
“We currently have to seek hardware and software providers, system integrators, consultants and advisers in separate approaches to market in order to get the end-to-end capabilities we need to deliver a platform,” Robert said.
“It takes a lot of time, money and effort on all sides to do this.
“Going forward, I want to see these providers come together and work collaboratively. I want to see effective solutions that ensure better collaboration, clear accountability for delivery and better value for money.
“If we are to spend hundreds of millions on certain platforms or technologies, these platforms should be scalable or repeatable across government so we can achieve that vision of simple helpful government services.
“The Commonwealth is ready to play a leadership role in this, initiating procurement reforms that will enable the private sector to work collaboratively to delivery whole-of-government and potentially whole-of-nation platforms.”

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Govt ponders new sovereignty rules for datasets – Strategy – Cloud- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

The federal government is considering introducing new sovereignty rules for government data that would require certain datasets to be hosted in accredited data centres within Australia.
Government Services Minister Stuart Robert revealed at a Tempemail Press Club address on Tuesday that the government had begun “examining the sovereignty requirements” of government datasets.
Issues around sovereignty were thrust into the spotlight earlier this year, when the government opted to use Amazon Web Services to host its COVIDSafe contact tracing app.
While AWS is legally required to host the COVIDSafe data in Australia under the specific legislation enacted, the move sparked concerns that US law enforcement could access the data.
Of particular concern is the United States’ Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act), which will allow for “reciprocal” data access with Australia if a bilateral agreement is signed.
Legislation that is considered a pre-requisite for Australia to sign a bilateral agreement under the US CLOUD Act is currently before Parliament.
Although both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Robert have stressed that Australian laws would prevail over US laws in any event, the concerns have brought the issue of sovereignty to the fore.
“When developing the COVIDSafe app, Australians were loud and clear that they expect government to respect their privacy and have their data stored, secured and protected here in Australia,” Robert said.
He said that there was now a need for government to “acknowledge community expectations and be transparent about how we manage the information that Australians are concerned about sharing with us”.
“Accordingly, I can announce we are examining the sovereignty requirement that should apply to certain datasets held by government, in addition to the existing Protected Security Policy Framework,” Robert said.
As part of this, the government will look at whether “certain datasets of concern” – likely those relating to sensitive personal information – should be “declared sovereign datasets”.
These datasets would only be able to be “hosted in Australia, in accredited data centre, across Australian networks and only accessed by the Australian government and our Australian service providers”
“We need to ensure that Australians can trust that government will appropriately manage the information that they provide to us – whether it is for a tracing app or for the Census,” Robert said.

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Liverpool City Council taps edge analytics for people and traffic movement – Strategy – Projects – Hardware – Networking – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

Source: Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council in Sydney’s west is analysing CCTV imagery with deep learning algorithms and edge computing in a bid to understand pedestrian and traffic movements.
The city in Sydney’s southwest has partnered with the Digital Living Lab (DLL) – part of the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility  – to deploy the lab’s Versatile Intelligent Video Analytics (VIVA) platform.
VIVA’s deep learning algorithms were developed by DLL using transfer learning – a form of machine learning that takes lessons from one subject matter and applies it to a related but separate field.
It was built on NVIDIA’s Metropolis platform for artificial intelligence and internet of things (IoT) sensors, along with NVIDIA’s TensorRT software on the company’s Jetson edge AI computers.
Johan Barthelemy, a lecturer at the SMART Infrastructure Facility, said the use of edge computing was designed to reduce bandwidth by crunching the data at its source.
“We designed VIVA to process video feeds as close as possible to the source, which is the camera,” he said.
“Once a frame has been analysed using a deep neural network, the outcome is transmitted and the current frame is discarded.”
The solution has the added benefit of complying with privacy regulations which had previously limited the way CCTV could be used – typically as an after-the-fact record of incidents rather than something that was proactively monitored.
Insights from the partnership are set to be used in a number of projects, such as understanding pedestrians’ preferred routes to ease congestion and to inform direct maintenance and lighting investments.
Similar work is being done for cyclists and motorists to understand the traffic and parking patterns of the 30,000 people who journey to Liverpool’s central business district each business day.
Barthelemy said that to monitor and analyse these disparate forms of mobility without VIVA would have required a fleet of specialised and costly fixed sensors.
But, using computer vision at the edge of the network allows VIVA to count the different types of traffic, capturing their trajectory and speed using infrastructure that was largely in place already.
Patterns of movements and points of congestion are identified and predicted to help improve street and footpath layout and connectivity, traffic management and guided pathways, all in real-time.
Experimenting with synthetic data
Using transfer learning and open databases such as OpenImage, COCO and Pascal VOC, DLL was able to use an in-house app to create synthetic data to allow the VIVA platform to learn from a number of scenarios that might not otherwise be present at any given time, such a rainstorm or influx of cyclists.
“This synthetic data generation allowed us to generate 35,000-plus images per scenario of interest under different weather, time of day and lighting conditions,” Barthelemy said.
“The synthetic data generation uses ray tracing to improve the realism of the generated images.”
Inferencing of the data is done with NVIDIA Jetson Nano, NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX, depending on the use case and processing required.
Being able to effectively simulate novel scenarios is increasingly valuable to Liverpool Council as western Sydney experiences prolonged growth and development.
The city is already experiencing the knock-on effects of a new university campus nearby, and expects the completion of the Western Sydney Airport to further contribute to growth in the region.

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The transport dashboard helping keep Sydney moving during COVID – Strategy – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

As thousands of workers start returning to offices in Sydney’s once-bustling city centre, a new dashboard is helping Transport for NSW keep a watchful eye on the public transport network in near real-time.
Introduced at the height of the public health response to the coronavirus pandemic, the dashboard brings together multiple datasets across the department to help ensure strict physical distancing measures can be maintained.
It has been built by the developer behind real-time traffic monitoring website AnyTrip to give decisionmakers a complete view of all modes of transport in Sydney and the surrounding regions, as well as a number of data points visible only to TfNSW.
The dashboard, which builds on a proof-of-concept first designed for New Years Eve, offers TfNSW a single customer-centric view of the transport network to make operational decisions on-the-fly and inform planning.
“The use of real-time data to plan for and implement changes on the public transport and road networks is enabling TfNSW to make smarter and faster decisions to ensure the best outcomes for customers,” customer strategy & technology deputy secretary Joost De Kock told iTnews.
Other areas across the NSW government also have access to the dashboard during the pandemic including the Data Analytics Centre within the Department of Customer Services and the State Emergency Operation Centre.
The initial dashboard was rapidly developed over a two-week period after an initial call to arms in March, though it has been iterated since to incorporate additional datasets.
Like AnyTrip’s publicly-accessible tracking map, the dashboard shows the real-time location of public transport services, including trains, buses and the light rail, and their occupancy where that data is available.
On Sydney Trains’ fleet of Waratah trains, which is currently the only rolling stock able to collect occupancy data, patronage is calculated by carriage weight data using in-built sensors under each axle on a carriage.
That data – shown as green, amber and red bars for trains – is also shown on station indicator boards, allowing passengers to pre-empt possible crowding once a service arrives at the platform.
Buses, on the other hand, use data from NSW’s Opal electronic ticketing system to show crowding, which is represented through third-party apps such as TripView, NextThere and AnyTrip using a ‘jelly baby’ system.
In response to the pandemic, data thresholds have been altered to reflect public health guidelines and allow commuters to practice physical distancing on carriages.
Changes to capacity introduced this week have seen these modified to allow for more passengers.
But TfNSW’s iteration of the dashboard goes further, using traffic volume data collected from the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS), which uses sensors at traffic signals to detect congestion.
It also shows the near real-time location of the 860 cleaners that have been deployed across the public transport network in response to the pandemic using GPS data sourced from their TfNSW-provided devices.
The cleaning crews, as well as the recently introduced social distancing squad and hand sanitiser unit, can also be directed to the busiest locations using real-time data from the dashboard.
The dashboard similarly displays near real-time availability data from parking stations, traffic cameras feeds, special event zones to assist with marshalling and COVID-19 hotspots (if any exist). 
Another view, using information that flows into TfNSW’s new publicly-accessible travel insights tool, allows the agency to understand historical patronage data and see year-on-year reductions caused by COVID-19.
This view also predicts patronage for the rest of the day based on last week’s Opal and contactless payments tap-on and tap-off activity, as well as normal (pre-COVID) patterns, which allows citizens to plan their travel outside of the peak.
“By using the travel Insights tool, customers can view data by public transport mode, day or by key commercial centres in greater Sydney and regional NSW to help them plan ahead and understand the latest travel trends,” De Kock said.
He said the travel insights tool, as well as the COVID-19 dashboard, have been made possible thanks to the “groundbreaking” improvements to TfNSW’s technology ecosystem, including using cloud technology to revolutionise how data is collected.
The department has used its Amazon Web Services environment for high frequency data transfer, which has allowed it to reduce lag and access previously unavailable datasets such as from contactless payment tap-ons in real-time.

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