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TransLink Tracker quarterly report - Q3 2018-2019
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:23:28 AM »
My prediction is a release sometime during the week ending Friday 9 August 2019 assuming they are "on time".

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Re: TransLink Tracker quarterly report - Q3 2018-2019
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 09:19:11 AM »
The buggers snuck it out early (Tuesday this week).  Surprised there hasn't been more press this week, maybe something today?  Who knows with this lot anymore.

https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/translink-division-quarterly-reports/resource/a7fbca20-3083-4e1f-b677-11ab647c3c80
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Re: TransLink Tracker quarterly report - Q3 2018-2019
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 09:38:51 AM »
Thanks.  I will update the patronage data later today ..

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Re: TransLink Tracker quarterly report - Q3 2018-2019
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 08:15:55 AM »
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Re: TransLink Tracker quarterly report - Q3 2018-2019
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 09:37:47 AM »
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3rd August 2019

Bus network reform is a priority !

Good Morning,

The TransLink Tracker for Q3 2018-19 was published a few days ago ( https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/translink-division-quarterly-reports/resource/a7fbca20-3083-4e1f-b677-11ab647c3c80 ).  Unannounced as usual, surely the way to get people on side is to engage proactively Minister Bailey?  The tools are available ... anyway, we have had a look at the Tracker data and added it to our data series so that longer term trends can be easily recognised.

We can note deteriorating bus on-time performance particularly in Southern and Western bus regions. Patronage is increasing on rail, light rail and bus. Ferry has a longer term trend of decreasing patronage. The Couriermail has today highlighted the problems with the varying performance of Brisbane Region bus routes ( see ' Brisbane buses hit with delays ' https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-buses-hit-with-delays/news-story/0230c3d9ba3186496c857bdc50ae50f6 ).

On-time running - bus - by SEQ region for Q3 2018-19 has the Western Region, Southern Region and Brisbane failing to achieve the > 90% target.  Further graphical analysis can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RAILBackOnTrack/posts/2772132592800910

The Southern, Western and Brisbane bus regions are years behind in essential reform.  At a minimum there needs to be timetable adjustments to cope with the reality of the lack of bus priority and worsening road traffic.  Delays to the bus often mean passengers are not able to make their connections to further modes, particularly rail. This can add literally hours to journey times.

Bus reform can deliver very good results, it does not cost billions of dollars. Why publish data if you are not going act on the results? Bus reform is one of the best 'bang for the buck' improvements going in public transport. Well over due, it is time the Palaszczuk Government and its transport agencies, TMR/TransLink, got on the reform bus!!

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Re: TransLink Tracker quarterly report - Q3 2018-2019
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Re: TransLink Tracker quarterly report - Q3 2018-2019
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 01:38:00 PM »
You know, one thing that surprises me is go card use still being stuck around 86-87%. In 2019.

How? Who's buying paper tickets? Why?

It can't be tourists - one of the first things you do when you land somewhere is buy a transport card. Brisbane's no longer part of a club in this regard, any city you visit in the world will have (often need) a transport card, so you just do it.

And basically every SEQ resident has a go card in my experience, including the elderly or others you might think are late adopters. The go card's been around for over 10 years, more like 12 or 13 in some regions. If someone's gone that long without ever catching public transport, it's a worry! Even people who drive everywhere day-to-day usually have a card lying around.

Are people forgetting their cards that much?  :o

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Re: TransLink Tracker quarterly report - Q3 2018-2019
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2019, 08:32:55 PM »
I think paper should be phased out ASAP.  There are parts of the world where it would be regarded as absurd that you would buy a fare from a driver.  Open payment makes it basically a non-issue.
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