Minister urges nominations

The search is on for public transport enthusiasts to join a new south-east Queensland, Government-initiated public transport advisory group

May 6, 2011

Queensland’s Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk wants south-east Queensland residents interested in public transport to join a new public transport advisory group.

Palaszczuk says the advisory group would provide input into major decisions affecting public transport users in south-east Queensland with a particular focus on improving people's experience when using public transport.

"This is about improving public transport in south-east Queensland," Palaszczuk says.

"I want people in south-east Queensland to have the best possible public transport system.

"That's why I'll be hearing directly from key stakeholders and passengers alike."

The reference group includes representatives from different parts of south-east Queensland, TransLink CEO Peter Strachan, QR CEO Paul Scurrah, representatives from disability and aging groups, and representatives from the tourism and business industry.

The group will meet every second month and will be chaired by the Minister, with the first meeting scheduled for early June.

Nominations to be a representative on the Queensland Government's new Public Transport Advisory Group close on Monday 9 May.

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