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Offline ozbob

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Minister for Transport
The Honourable Rachel Nolan
18/05/2009

Transport Information Centre Turns One

Commuters are invited to visit the Transport Information Centre at King George Square station tomorrow for a free coffee to help celebrate the centre's first birthday.

Transport Minister Rachel Nolan said the centre, known as the TIC, was funded two-thirds by the Queensland Government and one-third by Brisbane City Council and had assisted more than 200,000 people in understanding their active and public transport options.

Ms Nolan said the TIC delivered sustainable transport information to commuters and provided timetables, detailed travel planning advice, go card sales and information plus ongoing support for travel behaviour change programs such as TravelSmart.

"The need for the Centre became apparent when 88 per cent of respondents to a sustainable travel survey stated they did not have enough information on public transport, walking and cycling," Ms Nolan said.

"Eighty-eight percent also agreed the TIC concept would be useful to the community and 62 per cent agreed it would be something they would use - and use it they have."

Ms Nolan said approximately one third of all TIC enquiries were related to the go card and one third were related to journey-planning assistance.

"The other third is split between timetable requests, general enquiries, first-time user enquiries and cycling information requests," Ms Nolan said.

"I'd encourage anyone wanting information on sustainable transport options to visit the Transport Information Centre tomorrow for a free coffee and a chat."

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman said the TIC provided information and raised awareness of sustainable modes of travel such as walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling.

"Commuters and visitors to Brisbane will save time and money, improve their health and reduce their carbon footprint by adopting these more active and sustainable forms of travel," Cr Newman said.

"The TIC was based on the highly successful Mobility Management centres in Europe and was envisaged to be dedicated entirely to supporting travel behaviour change.

"Up to 20,000 people are visiting the TIC each month to assist them with their transport needs.

"The success of this centre is another way that governments are working together to keep Brisbane moving."

For more information visit www.translink.com.au or call TransLink on 13 12 30, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Re: Ministerial Statement: Transport Information Centre Turns One
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 10:13:42 PM »
I don't know what it is but I never feel comfortable going into this place (TIC). I much prefer self service I guess.....generally I get my QR timetables from Central or Roma Street stations, BT timetables from ground floor Brisbane Square or Sunshine Coast Sunbus timetables from the info desks inside Sunshine Plaza (Maroochydore) or Kawana Shoppingworld.
Proud to be a Sunshine Coaster ..........

 

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