Stuckey encourages residents to have their say on SEQ bus review

11 Dec 2012 1:10 PMJann Stuckey

10 December 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP is encouraging all local residents to have their say about proposed changes to many of the South-East Queensland’s 450 bus routes.

“The LNP has a plan to get people back onto public transport by improving frequency, reliability and affordability through a review of SEQ bus services,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Residents can visit the Translink website and provide feedback on the suggested changes to routes they regularly use.

“Passengers are encouraged to participate in this second round of consultation before the final plan is released in early 2013.

“The recommendations on the website include reducing duplication and adjusting timetables and services on routes with very low patronage.

“In Currumbin there are a number of changes proposed to routes that residents may use. These routes include 700, 702, 706 and 760 – 768.

“One recommendation for route 768 is to extend services from John Flynn Hospital to the Pines Shopping Centre, improving access to the hospital from the north.

“This is a service that residents petitioned to have reinstated in June 2010.

“The Newman Government is undertaking the most comprehensive review of bus services ever conducted in SEQ and focuses on providing optimum levels of efficiency for the public.”

Suggested changes are available at translink.com.au with public comment open for two weeks until 16 December.

More than 4000 submissions and comments were received during the first round of consultation assisting TransLink to identify where improvements could be found.

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