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NSW Transport sharing passenger occupancy alerts on Opal Travel app


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Transport for New South Wales is using predictive data to enable commuters on Sydney trains and metro access to real-time notifications about passenger occupancy for the service they are travelling on through the Opal Travel app.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the real-time passenger capacity alerts will help commuters know whether there is space to maintain physical distancing from others while travelling.

“The new feature is a world leading piece of innovation that uses real-time capacity and predictive data to help customers make better choices when travelling,” he said.

“We have already implemented the green dots across the network, and the notifications are another way we can help maintain physical distancing and keep people COVID safe.”

The alert system was developed with Amazon Web Services, Tigerspike, and AppJourney.

The opt-in alerts will initially be available to registered and unregistered Opal cardholders, who have travelled in the last 21 days by train or metro, and have the Opal app’s latest version.

Notifications will be sent to commuters 30 minutes before commuters start their specified trips.

See also: Citizen data compromised as Service NSW falls victim to phishing attack  

The system will also be used to alert commuters about trackwork, delays, and major incidents during their travel window.

Transport for NSW said it plans to roll out the system to light rail, ferry, and bus “soon”.

This is the latest initiative by the NSW government to ensure citizens remain COVID safe. In September, its QR code COVID-19 contact tracing scanner solution went live state-wide.

The technology allows customers to use a QR code scanner that has been integrated into the latest version of the Service NSW app to check in at hospitality venues and Service NSW centres across the state, which will enable contact tracers to quickly access customer details for potential COVID-19 contact tracing.

In the same month, NSW Health confirmed that it had requested from Transport for NSW Opal card data in its contact tracing efforts.

“NSW Health can be provided with Opal card data if the initial case provides their card number and is registered with Opal,” a spokesperson said.

“When a passenger tells contact tracers they have travelled by public transport, TfNSW provides the details of other registered Opal cards used on the same service, as allowed under legislation.

“This information is treated with strict confidentiality, as is all information accessed by contact tracers, including information from the COVIDSafe app.”

In March, the state government began rolling out automatic pedestrian signal crossings in the immediate vicinity of major health precincts across greater Sydney to minimise the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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Surveillance system alerts homeowner to vandalism at vacation property

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    Otsego County, MI (WNEM) — Three people have been arrested, accused of vandalizing properties in Otsego County.

Michigan State Police responded to someone’s vacation property on Henry Drive in Otsego County’s Bagley Township on April 20 after the homeowner’s surveillance system alerted them that someone was on their property.

Troopers found the home’s garage door had been vandalized using spray pain. Several surrounding properties on Beachwood had also been vandalized, along with two vehicles, MSP reports. The total damage was placed at just under $8,000.

A lengthy investigation led to the arrest of two adults, and one juvenile.

Traci Annette Derue, a 37-year-old Gaylord resident, 18-year-old Justice Tylor-Wayne Birchfield of Gaylord, and a 15-year-old were arrested on October 21, 2020 in connection with the incident.

Derue was arraigned on two counts Accessory After the Fact to a Felony (MDOP) and one count Harboring Felons.

Birchfield was arraigned on one count Malicious Destruction of Personal Property greater than $999 but less than $20,000, and one count Malicious Destruction of Building greater than $999 but less than $20,000.

The 15-year-old juvenile will also face charges in the incident.

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Travel Alerts | Jetstar

Travel Restrictions for International and Domestic Travel

Last Updated: 03/04/2020 12:53 AM

Multiple countries, as well as the Australian Federal, state and territory governments have issued travel restrictions and advice on non-essential travel.

We will be reviewing our schedule in light of this and will contact customers if their flights change.

Customers who are booked to travel from 15 March to 31 July who want to cancel their booking are being given the option of a credit voucher.

See the summary below for restrictions in each jurisdiction. While we will endeavour to keep this information up to date, customers should check current travel restrictions with local authorities including any transit locations before travel:

Australia – State Entry Restrictions

Northern Territory

From 4pm (local NT time) on Tuesday 24 March, anyone arriving into the Northern Territory, including via Darwin and Ayers Rock airports (Uluru), will be required to self-isolate for two weeks.

Customers who are booked to travel from 15 March to 31 July who want to cancel their booking are being given the option of a credit voucher.

South Australia

From 4pm (local SA time) on Tuesday 24 March, anyone arriving into the South Australia, including Adelaide, will be required to self-isolate for two weeks.
Customers who are booked to travel from 15 March to 31 July who want to cancel their booking can receive a credit voucher by visiting Manage booking.

Western Australia

From 1.30pm (local WA time) on Tuesday 24 March, anyone arriving into the Western Australia, including Perth, will be required to self-isolate for two weeks.


Only returning Tasmanian residents and Essential Travellers can travel to Tasmania. Returning residents are required to complete 14-days’ quarantine in government provided accommodation on arrival (Essential Travellers are exempt). Please note you will be required to fill out an arrival card and it is recommended to bring your own pen.


Only returning Queensland residents and ‘exempt persons’ can travel to Queensland.

More information on exempt persons and how to apply for a mandatory Queensland Entry Pass for exempt persons can be found on the QLD
Government website

Please note, returning residents and exempt persons must self-quarantine on arrival if they have travelled overseas in the last 14 days, or to particular areas of Australia specified on the QLD Government website.

If you no longer wish to travel you can cancel your booking and request a credit voucher. More information on Jetstar.com.

Hamilton Island

All customers will be denied entry to Hamilton Island (this excludes residents of the island, persons required to provide support, health services, other essential services to persons on the Island and crew).

Country Travel Restriction


  • From 12.00pm (AEST) 25 March 2020, Australian citizens will be restricted
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