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9 Nov 2014: SEQ: Who is driving the bus?
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:54:06 AM »


Media release 9th November 2014

SEQ: Who is driving the bus?

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport passengers has said it is time that TransLink was given full and proper authority for public transport planning in Brisbane and  SEQ (1).

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"In 2010, the then Lord Mayor of Brisbane Campbell Newman wanted the State Government to run buses (1).  Now is your big chance Premier."

"As was reported in the Courier Mail Premier Newman was upset that 'Buses . . . are full when they leave Eight Mile Plains and the problem is they go past all these stops down the line where Brisbane ratepayers – people who have contributed to the service – can't get on.' This highlights the basic problem with BCC - they do not see themselves as part of a proper integrated network. Other operators do."

"Bus reform will deliver more frequent and affordable services for all.  The key though is that TransLink must be able to do network planning free from petty Council politics."

"Brisbane needs better frequent affordable public transport. It must now be properly integrated with public transport throughout SEQ (2, 3, 4, 5).  Brisbane City is no longer surrounded by market gardens."

References:

1. Lord Mayor Campbell Newman wants State Government to run buses
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/campbell-newman-wants-state-government-to-run-buses/story-e6freoof-1225839337936

2. 5 Nov 2014: Brisbane Bus Reform: New Bus Network Proposal
http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=11046.0

3. Brisbane buses: Call for CityGlider in Centenary suburbs
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-buses-call-for-cityglider-in-centenary-suburbs-20141105-11gxl3.html

4. Scrap the Great Circuit Bus line and begin again: expert
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/scrap-the-great-circuit-bus-line-and-begin-again-expert-20141105-11hi9n.html

5. Interview 4BC Drive - ' Filling black holes '
http://www.4bc.com.au/blogs/2014-4bc-drive-audio-blog/filling-black-holes/20141105-3jo7e.html

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Re: 9 Nov 2014: SEQ: Who is driving the bus?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 07:54:44 AM »
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Re: 9 Nov 2014: SEQ: Who is driving the bus?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 02:43:25 AM »
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10th November 2014

Re: SEQ: Who is driving the bus?

Good Morning,

A pathway for Brisbane bus network reform is here -->  http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=11046.0

Moving past council boundaries (real and mental) will mean an improved network for not only Brisbane but all of SEQ.

Have a great day! Lunch time bus trips* on the go card?  Crazy I know ..

Best wishes

Robert

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* 'don't get angry, get even' fare campaign .. > http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=10444.msg148303#msg148303




Media release 9th November 2014

SEQ: Who is driving the bus?

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport passengers has said it is time that TransLink was given full and proper authority for public transport planning in Brisbane and  SEQ (1).

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"In 2010, the then Lord Mayor of Brisbane Campbell Newman wanted the State Government to run buses (1).  Now is your big chance Premier."

"As was reported in the Courier Mail Premier Newman was upset that 'Buses . . . are full when they leave Eight Mile Plains and the problem is they go past all these stops down the line where Brisbane ratepayers – people who have contributed to the service – can't get on.' This highlights the basic problem with BCC - they do not see themselves as part of a proper integrated network. Other operators do."

"Bus reform will deliver more frequent and affordable services for all.  The key though is that TransLink must be able to do network planning free from petty Council politics."

"Brisbane needs better frequent affordable public transport. It must now be properly integrated with public transport throughout SEQ (2, 3, 4, 5).  Brisbane City is no longer surrounded by market gardens."

References:

1. Lord Mayor Campbell Newman wants State Government to run buses
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/campbell-newman-wants-state-government-to-run-buses/story-e6freoof-1225839337936

2. 5 Nov 2014: Brisbane Bus Reform: New Bus Network Proposal
http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=11046.0

3. Brisbane buses: Call for CityGlider in Centenary suburbs
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-buses-call-for-cityglider-in-centenary-suburbs-20141105-11gxl3.html

4. Scrap the Great Circuit Bus line and begin again: expert
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/scrap-the-great-circuit-bus-line-and-begin-again-expert-20141105-11hi9n.html

5. Interview 4BC Drive - ' Filling black holes '
http://www.4bc.com.au/blogs/2014-4bc-drive-audio-blog/filling-black-holes/20141105-3jo7e.html

Contact:

Robert Dow
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RAIL Back On Track http://backontrack.org
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Re: 9 Nov 2014: SEQ: Who is driving the bus?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 02:44:37 AM »
Discussion --> http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=11047.msg148660#msg148660
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