Citizen's committee called


An opportunity to play a key role in Queensland’s public transport direction has opened with calls for advisory group members

Citizen's committee called
Citizen’s committee called

April 21, 2011

Nominations are open for a new advisory group of ‘transport champions’ to further improve public transport in south-east Queensland.

Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says the Public Transport Advisory Group would provide input into major decisions affecting public transport users, focusing on improving the travel experience.

"We want to make this the best public transport system in the country," Palaszczuk says.

"In the past several years we've made massive investments in new busways, new rail lines and railway stations and a massive number of extra seats, and that work is continuing with construction of the Eastern and Northern busways and the extension of the rail line to Springfield."

Palaszczuk says twenty years ago any one of these projects would have been a ‘shining light’ of public transport infrastructure.

"But we've got three happening at once," she says.

The advisory group will meet every two months and meetings will be chaired by the Minister.

"Nominations are open now and I encourage anyone with an interest in public transport to apply," says Palaszczuk.

The advisory group will include ten transport champions from different parts of south-east Queensland including the Gold Coast, Ipswich, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Redlands, Moreton Bay and Logan

Group members will include TransLink CEO Peter Strachan, Queensland Rail CEO Paul Scurrah, representatives from disability and aging groups and representatives from the tourism and business industry.

Nominations for the group close on May 6 with the first meeting scheduled for June.

Find out more at www.tmr.qld.gov.au

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