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Started by ozbob, June 18, 2019, 08:20:26 AM

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Half baked projects, have long term consequences ...
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tazzer9

$67,000 per bus stop!

Are they flying in workers for this.

I could fly up there and do it single handedly for less.

ozbob

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/mackay/10-new-bus-shelters-to-be-built-in-mackay/news-story/10b4edef9c0b389358e7d844de300e07

Quote... The Department of Transport of Main Roads contributed $245,175 from the Passenger Transport Accessible Infrastructure Program and $209,000 from the Bus Stop Shelter Program towards the project and MRC funded $233,500 from the 2020-2021 budget. ...

Maybe there is free wifi and usb charging or something we cannot see ... :o

Might include some access paths too, there is space for a wheel chair in the shelter shown.
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SurfRail

That's cheap, if anything.
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#Metro

^^ Just a question about payment.

Are these systems cash-based only, or are they GoCard or open payment. One of the bugbears is that if you go to a new city you have to get a card for your short stay or they only take cash so you need exact (or nearly so) fare.

Are they going to go open payment?
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joninbrisbane

My understanding is that the regional translink areas currently have their own separated payment systems - but will be included in the roll out of the currently under trial new system.  Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.

RowBro

Quote from: joninbrisbane on September 23, 2022, 10:20:16 AMMy understanding is that the regional translink areas currently have their own separated payment systems - but will be included in the roll out of the currently under trial new system.  Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong.

That's correct. All q-connect busses will be getting Smart Ticketing within the next couple years.

SurfRail

Some regional operators currently have their own smartcard systems which will end up being phased out.
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