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Quote from: ozbob on October 05, 2015, 03:19:06 AMMedia release 5th October 2015Bus Reform: Gold Coast already doing what Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says can't be doneRAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web-based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport passengers calls on Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad to reform the Brisbane bus network.Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:"There are now multiple Gold Coast bus services that run between train and tram stations, requiring passengers to connect. It's a direct contradiction of what Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Brisbane City Councillors continually say isn't possible in Brisbane."Examples on the Gold Coast include: 704 (Helensvale - Seaworld via Southport) 709 (Helensvale Station-Southport LRT) 745 (Nerang Station - Broadbeach LRT) 740 (Nerang Station- Surfers Paradise) 750 (Robina station - Bond University - Broadbeach LRT)"Despite all of these bus services running between train stations and tram stations, 'forcing' connections, Gold Coast bus patronage has increased. And it has done so in the same high-fares environment Brisbane City Council buses operate in. Brisbane does not have light rail, but it does have busways and train stations that could serve the same purpose."International cities have a similar approach, notably Vancouver (Canada) and Toronto (Canada). And more recently, Auckland (NZ) and Houston (USA) have done entire network redesigns, also adopting this approach."Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Brisbane City Council are simply wrong on bus reform. They're wrong. And they know it because their own Lord Mayor's Mass Transit Report told them so."How far will Deputy Premier Jackie Trad let patronage plunge before there is action? 5 million? 10 million? total ruin?"The Lord Mayor and Brisbane City Council should stop obstructing bus reform. Fix the bus black-hole areas in Yeronga, Bulimba, Albany Creek and the Centenary suburbs. Introduce a new BulimbaGlider to Bulimba, and a CentenaryGlider to the Centenary suburbs."Our New Bus Network Proposal shows how it can be done ---> http://tiny.cc/newnetwork"Only genuine reform of rail and bus networks, together with fare reform will guarantee abundant and low-cost public transport for all."TransLink Bus Route 740. Passengers interchange at both ends of this service.Source: http://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/20140721-740.pdfContact:Robert DowAdministrationadmin@backontrack.orgRAIL Back On Track http://backontrack.orgReferences:Bus Route 704http://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/20140721-704.pdfBus Route 709http://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/20140721-709.pdfBus Route 740http://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/20140721-740.pdfBus Route 745http://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/20140721-745.pdfBus Route 750http://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/20140721-750,N750.pdf
Quote from: ozbob on October 05, 2015, 03:32:27 AMSent to all outlets:Re: Bus Reform: Gold Coast already doing what Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says can't be done5th October 2015Greetings,This is how a bus route should look like. Simple, frequent and fast.There is no reason why this cannot be done in places like Toowong and other partsof Brisbane. Internationally, Vancouver, Toronto, Houston and Auckland all design theirbus networks this way.Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and all Brisbane City Councillors need to come out of the1980s and publicly affirm their unqualified support for bus reform. Either that or wewill need fresh faces at Brisbane City Council that can get the job done.Best wishesRobertRobert DowAdministrationadmin@backontrack.orgRAIL Back On Track http://backontrack.orgExhibit A: Surfside Bus Route 709Reference:Griffith University station to Helensvale station via GCUH stationhttp://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/20140721-709.pdf
Quote from: ozbob on January 25, 2016, 07:56:41 AMMedia release 25th January 2016SEQ: Time for the Brisbane bus revolution!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 Brisbane's bus network was reformed. (1).Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:"Public transport must be fast, direct and frequent. The present Brisbane bus network is based on a direct service model that embeds poor service, poor frequency, poor connections, legacy routing and is becoming unaffordable. Other operators are treated as 'competitors' by BCC rather than as team players in an integrated network.""Many jurisdictions such as Auckland, Houston and Hobart have moved on with public transport network reform, delivering much better networks with more frequent service and significant patronage gains.""In 2013, TransLink acting on Government direction, with the support of Transport Consultants, proposed a proper reform of the Brisbane Bus Network. This review was not proceeded with as the then State Government lacked the resolve to do what was right in the end. What has changed since then? A token bus review done by BCC has just further compounded network failures. There has also been an impact on regions outside Brisbane as cuts to services and spans, the consequence of BCC's intransigence. Hardly equitable or decent is it? Band-aids on festering wounds just leads to rampant disease!""The forthcoming Council Elections provides an opportunity for all candidates to articulate clear policies for public transport reform, particularly for Brisbane's ailing bus network.""There is an excellent local example of how network reform benefits us all. It is the Gold Coast. Network reform has delivered frequent, connected bus routes to the light rail and has delivered patronage gains of over 20%. There are lessons there for Brisbane. Passengers will transfer on a connected network. It is how real frequency and excellent service is generated."Reference:1. Brisbane - bus network proposal http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=11047.0Contact:Robert DowAdministrationadmin@backontrack.orgRAIL Back On Track http://backontrack.org
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