Trans­port woes

The Gympie Times - - YOUR SAY -

ANY won­der why bus us­age on the Sun­shine Coast has dropped by 120,000 in the last five years. You only have to look at the fo­cus given to both the fed­eral and state gov­ern­ments’ in­vest­ment in Gold Coast pub­lic trans­port, in­clud­ing the re­cent Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s $133 mil­lion des­tined for the new light rail ex­ten­sion.

The State Gov­ern­ment is re­view­ing fur­ther in­vest­ment.

How­ever, here we have a lack of prac­ti­cal con­nec­tions, poorly or­gan­ised timeta­bles not prop­erly sur­veyed, de­ter­mined by Tran­slink bu­reau­crats in Bris­bane, out of touch with peo­ple who reg­u­larly com­mute.

Week­ends are par­tic­u­larly lack­ing.

The re­peated fail­ure to pro­vide a fast train to Bris­bane and a dual rail track north of Beer­bur­rum, leaves many who are time poor no al­ter­na­tive but to drive.

The pop­u­la­tion in­flux has not helped, but has cre­ated a night­mare in­crease in traf­fic to and from Bris­bane on the Bruce High­way and Mo­tor­way. E. Rowe, Mar­coola

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