LNP lifts lid on plan to trial cuppas on public transport
BLEARY-EYED train and bus commuters will be able to get their morning caffeine hit on the way to work for the first time, under an LNP election plan to allow coffees to be brought on public transport.
The party has pledged to introduce a 12-month “coffee commute” trial if elected at this month’s state poll, allowing non-alcoholic drinks to be taken on board.
The scheme would be trialled on trains and selected bus services, with the stipulation that drinks must have lids.
The policy would be a departure from Queensland Rail’s strict “no food or drinks” policy.
Opposition transport spokesman Andrew Powell said it would have the spin-off effect of creating jobs as local businesses would be encouraged to set up coffee carts at railway stations and bus platforms.
“This is a long-overdue change that will bring public transport up to passenger expectations,” Mr Powell said.
The LNP plan is part of its transport election policy, which is to be released today. KELMENY FRASER