Transport

Brisbane Transport chief to leave post after 14 years

Tony Moore Brisbane City Council has sacked the man who has made Brisbane’s buses run on time for the past 14 years, as it opens the door to privatising Brisbane’s profitable bus runs.

Queensland transport projects reliant on federal funding: Emerson

Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the state is relying on federal funding for Queensland infrastructure projects to go ahead.

Amy Remeikis Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson is counting on the federal government keeping its road funding promises.

More Brisbane public transport changes possible

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the council will continue to review the city's public transport network.

Kim Stephens Lord Mayor indicates efficiency review which resulted in services cuts and changes last year will continue.

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Ekka public transport costs frozen ahead of bumper year

Natalie Bochenski The cost of taking public transport to the Ekka has been frozen as organisers prepare for the biggest turnout in numbers this century.

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Bus, train, ferry passengers not rorting free transport: Emerson

Buses are a key part of Brisbane's transport infrastructure.

Tony Moore More than 78,500 people each week in Southeast Queensland now take a free bus, train or ferry trip after the Newman Government introduced their "free trips after nine journeys" policy in June 2012.

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Public transport suffering from investment in roads: report

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Katherine Feeney Brisbane's public transport system has fallen behind its counterparts, according to a major national report that praises Perth and Sydney as models for best-practice.

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Government rules out review of public transport zoning

a bus In the Brisbane CBD. 1st of December 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Katherine Feeney The Newman government has firmly rejected calls for a review of Brisbane's public transport zone system despite expert criticism and a public outcry over the latest round of fare increases.

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Public transport update: Wednesday, January 30

Here's the public transport situation this Wednesday afternoon, January 30:

Those least likely to use public transport shouldering the cost

Train travel in Brisbane is perceived as safer than other cities.

Katherine Feeney People who can least afford it cover the bulk of the cost for a public transport system they hardly use, new analysis of census commuter data reveals.

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Public transport off-peak fare period extended

a bus In the Brisbane CBD. 1st of December 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Katherine Feeney An extra 30 minutes has been added to the off-peak fare period in a bid to lure more commuters onto public transport.

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Reveal bus services changes, transport minister told

Brisbane bus routes are under the microscope.

Tony Moore and Katherine Feeney Pressure is mounting on the Transport Minister Scott Emerson to announce changes to southeast Queensland's busways before the university semester begins.

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Victoria Bridge our 'weakest link', say transport experts

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Tony Moore Four more public transport figures have backed calls for cars - and in some cases buses - to be banned Brisbane's Victoria Bridge.

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CMC probes former transport official

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Daniel Hurst A former senior Queensland Transport Department official has been accused of having had improper links to a consultancy firm that worked on projects for the government.

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Call for unemployed to get transport discounts

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Tony Moore Queensland's two major political parties have rejected calls to offer the unemployed public transport concessions to help them find work.

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Policy Brief: Public transport

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Public transport fares has been the focal point of a bidding war during the state election campaign and has proved an increasingly important issue for voters.

Runcorn crash-landing plane involved in similar incident in August 2013

Kristian Silva A light plane that crash-landed in a Runcorn field on Wednesday was involved in a near-identical incident 12 months ago when its engine failed.

Campbell Newman refuses to answer journalists' questions

Amy Remeikis Premier Campbell Newman went to the Port of Brisbane on Wednesday morning to talk about the Port of Brisbane, jobs, growth in the Queensland economy and Thursday’s Queensland Plan.

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Light plane crashes in Runcorn, south of Brisbane

A pilot and passenger were lucky to survive when this light plane made an emergency landing in Runcorn, south of Brisbane.
Photo: Brad Wood

Kristian Silva Light plane narrowly avoids homes and train station.

Arts college set to be approved without parking

Warrnambool 2014 Fun4Kids festival. Day 2. Pictured is Victorian College of the Arts Secondary school performers in the Lighthouse theatre, Dancers Shardae Matthews, Jordan Jacobs and Lachlan Heyes. 140630DW32 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Kim Stephens Purpose-built private arts college in South Brisbane backed by City Hall.

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Donating blood close to motorcycle enthusiast's heart

Ducati enthusiast Gary Edgar will be among the motorcyclists taking part in the ninth annual Merlo Red Ride for Life next month.

Eoin Lúc Ó Ceallaigh When a woman emotionally thanked Gary Edgar for helping to save her daughters’ lives, giving blood became much more than just a nice thing to do.