Translink Tracker whacker

Emerson has attacked past quarterly transport results under Labor, despite LNP failing to publish its own quarterly results

By Sean Muir |
October 26, 2012

Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson has released a statement flaunting select Translink patronage figures, following criticism earlier this month for not publishing
the quarterly Translink Tracker report.

During a recent senate estimates hearing, Labor MP Jackie Trad accused the minister of failing on transparency for not releasing the transport services report Translink Tracker.

Before the LNP Government came into power in March,
the report had been published on the Translink website four times a year.

The Translink website says the report shows how
Translink is performing in a range of areas, as part of a commitment to being an open and transparent organisation.

But Translink hasn’t published a quarterly report since the LNP came into power in March.

Instead, Emerson released a statement yesterday highlighting select quarterly results.

Emerson says in the first quarter – July to September – since the Government introduced free travel after nine weekly journeys, customer satisfaction for affordability has improved.

"Both patronage and customer satisfaction have gone up since the Newman Government delivered fare relief for passengers on June 25," Emerson says.

Emerson goes on to criticize results of the final report released under Labor, the Q4 2011/12 TransLink Tracker,
which he says
at a four-year low.

"However patronage has increased since the LNP’s fare policy, by more than 600,000 trips between July and September," Emerson says.

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