26 September 2023

Updated plan for a connected Queensland

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A new transport plan aimed at creating better connections for the community has been published by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Entitled Creating Better Connections for Queenslanders, the plan’s Department said its authors had considered more than 40 submissions, including some from Councils, industry representatives, service delivery partners, public transport advocates, businesses and members of the public.

Head of Translink, Sally Stannard said Creating Better Connections for Queenslanders highlighted an exciting vision for the future of passenger transport across Queensland in five priority areas and through 20 signature initiatives.

“The five priority areas are reliable and safe services; responsive to changing community needs; seamless end-to-end journeys; easy and accessible, and environmentally sustainable,” Ms Stannard said.

“The feedback on the draft plan was largely supportive, with the main updates in the final plan relating to highlighting the importance of accessibility across all priority areas, updating information, and showcasing key passenger transport initiatives under way,” she said.

“The plan has also been informed by extensive customer research and insights on what matters most to them when using passenger transport, the current pain points for customers, and potential solutions.”

She said the plan had also received valuable input from stakeholders about how initiatives could be best put into action.

“We’ll work closely with everyone about how we’ll implement suggestions moving forward,” Ms Stannard said.

“It’s an exciting time for passenger transport with the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon,” she said.

“This plan will guide us to help ensure South-East Queensland has a world-class transport system when arguably the biggest sporting event in the world comes to the south-east.”

More information on the Creating Better Connections for Queenslanders plan can be accessed at the Translink website at this PS News link.

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