TransLink now 'absorbed'

TransLink is now officially absorbed into Queensland’s wider transport bureaucracy

November 2, 2012

The Queensland Government has ended duplication in the state’s public transport with the restructure of TransLink.

Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the bill passed by the state’s parliament this week would provide for a more streamlined public transport structure.

"For the first time, all Queensland Government transport services will be under the TransLink banner," says Emerson.

"TransLink will no longer operate as a statutory authority confined to the state’s south east.

"This more efficient and streamlined structure will save Queensland taxpayers around $12.1 million which can be reinvested back into improving the reliability, frequency and affordability of the public transport network."

The change should mean enhanced integration of services across Queensland, including existing TransLink services, Qconnect bus services, TravelTrain services and school bus services, along with subsidised regional airline, coach and ferry services.

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