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