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12 Sep 2007: Brisbane - Sweeper buses very welcome!
« on: September 12, 2007, 05:25:11 PM »
RAIL Back On Track - Media Release 12 September 2007

Brisbane:  Sweeper buses very welcome!

RAIL ? Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community organisation for the promotion of rail throughout Australia has congratulated local government on moving forward with the plan to introduce sweeper buses.

Robert Dow said:

?Councillor Newton has been criticised by some for the proposal to introduce 'sweeper' buses on busy routes.  Rather than criticise, we would like to congratulate Cr Newton for some innovative thinking and the Council for moving forward.

?I am sure the stranded passengers will think it is a move in the right direction.

?In the longer term however there are limits to the number of buses that can be introduced due to traffic and bus congestion, particularly in the CBD.  The inner northern busway will offer some improvements but in the longer term it will be necessary to continue and accelerate the heavy rail ramp up.

?Brisbane is paying a huge cost for not laying railway lines in growth areas, and it is now the time to step up implementation.

?A related issue is lack of parking at rail and bus stations.  The only sensible sustainable solution will be to have local loop buses and mini-buses to ferry citizens to and from home to key stations. Otherwise, are the suburbs just going to be massive car parks.

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