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Blast From the Past: BCC buses and dead running
« on: October 14, 2014, 09:00:26 AM »
Stumbled on this... from 2011. Oh, the joys of hindsight!!


More than a quarter of Brisbane's buses are running empty, a review of the public transport network's sustainability has revealed.
The Securing 2026 review by management consultancy AT Kearney on behalf of Brisbane City Council shows 28 per cent of bus services are "dead running", where passengers are unable to board.

Commuter lobby group Rail Back on Track spokesman Robert Dow said the council and state government could save between $15 and $17 million if dead running was reduced to 20 per cent.

"Current operating costs are approximately 11 per cent more than what would be the case if dead running was reduced to 20 per cent," he said

"Residents of southeast Queensland are paying for dead running through their taxes, fares and council rates.
"Rather than the soft option of relentless fare increases, it is time that operators improved their efficiency.

Well well well... ha!!! Cost explosion!!

"If these issues were resolved it would be more effective at reducing the council and government subsidies than several years of the 15 per cent year on year fare hikes."

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-buses-running-empty-20110608-1fs25.html#ixzz3G4KOJHsC

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-buses-running-empty-20110608-1fs25.html#ixzz3G4KHKWdJ
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