Media release 27th March 2016 re-released 3rd April 2016 re-released 25th May 2016SEQ: Moving on with public transport
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 now time to move to sort out public transport in Brisbane and SEQ.
Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:
"The overall strategy for sorting out public transport in SEQ and Brisbane is simple."
"First: Steps must now be taken to sort out the failing Brisbane bus network. Turn Victoria Bridge into a green bridge, fix up the Cultural Centre Bus station, start reforming the bus network so that the number of near empty buses in the CBD can be reduced and buses deployed to the suburbs where they can actually service our community. Roll out frequent feeder buses to key bus and rail stations and introduce new cross-suburban routes."
"Second: Fare review, time this was completed. Continuing to delay this essential reform is not acceptable."
"Third: Advance Cross River Rail - this will enable the needed long term capacity on the rail network in SEQ, and importantly also deliver significant mass transit capacity into and out of Brisbane CBD. Cross River Rail is equivalent to a 30 lane highway in terms of increased passenger mobility."
"The Brisbane Council election highlighted the idiocy of public transport policy in Brisbane . It is clear what needs to occur from here."
"It is time to deliver!"
RAIL Back On Track http://backontrack.org