Future looks bright

Young transport professionals are keen to talk about the future of public transport

The future of transport in South East Queensland is looking bright after students and young transport professionals turned out at an event to discuss the issue this week.

The Transport Futures Institute helps transport professionals with training to be more successful in the transport sector in future and staged the event to get people thinking about the future of public transport.

The 42 students, young transport professionals and some senior professionals found the event worthwhile, according to Presenter Ken Deutscher.

Deutscher, along with Michael Kerry, shared their experiences in public transport planning in South East Queensland with those in attendance.

Deutscher says one of the main points to come out of the seminar was the need to design cities for people – not cars – through public transport.

"It’s important now as it ever has been," he says.

 "There were some good questions about how we can continue to do that in future.

"Cities are about people, not transport."

The institute is considering holding another event in the future because of the success of the night.

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