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10th November 2016Political oblivion or transport reform?
Surprised with the USA Presidential Election result? Not us, nor were we surprised with the Brexit result either.
The political classes have generally failed. In SEQ, years of inaction with public transport have now compounded into a great big mess!
It is not only rail, but it is bus as well. There was a chance in 2013 to sort the bus network but weak politics lead to mediocre outcomes.
We warned for years of the failures compounding, we were ignored.
I would suggest that unless things actually start happening both Labor and LNP are in for great big political shocks.
There is not much time left to deliver basic reforms which will lead improved networks, better frequency and connections.
Simple things are glossed over - all door boarding of buses, removing ad-wrap from windows (it is very annoying, people become disorientated and it is also a security risk), logical arrangements of CBD bus stops, actual bus route network reform. There is no need to waste billions of dollars on fantasy ' metro ' pipe-dreams. The State Government has blocked BCC from sorting out Victoria Bridge/Cultural Centre bus station - how dumb is that? Massive bus failure is on the way with Queens Wharf bus changes. Band-aids will not do it.
What are the chances of proper reform? Your move ... political oblivion waits ...
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