Transport

Public transport off-peak fare period extended

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.

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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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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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:

Victoria Bridge our 'weakest link', say transport experts

Victoria Bridge

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

Brisbane bus

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.

Qld asset sales 'don't stack up': economist

The Institute of Public Affairs has called for the privatisation of Queensland's electricity infrastructure.

Amy Remeikis Economist says Qld government needs to present 'coherent' case for asset sales.

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'Stupid' motorbike rider caught texting

Natalie Bochenski Police have pointed to a motorcyclist caught reading a text message as an example of “stupid behaviour” on the roads this Easter.

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Woman, 61, dies in Brisbane house fire

Inala house fire.

Marissa Calligeros A 61-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Brisbane’s south.

Easter crackdown off to busy start

Beer

Cameron Atfield The annual Easter police road safety campaign and crackdown on drunken behaviour has begun in earnest, with more than 70 revellers arrested and 50 drink-drivers charged across Queensland.

Pub riot in border town

The Urandangi Hotel.

Natalie Bochenski Police are investigating a riot in a tiny Queensland town on Saturday night.

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Royal tour 2014: Prince William and Kate visit Brisbane and RAAF Base in Amberley

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Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Brisbane on their first official tour of Australia.

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Cyclone Ita: worst-hit areas could go weeks without power

a devastated plantation in Hope Vale, 70 kilometres north of Cooktown.

Kristian Silva More than 6000 homes and businesses remain without power in the far north as Cyclone Ita begins to move away from the Queensland coast.

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Queensland government employees involved in drug syndicate: police

Police raid a Southport home

Kristian Silva Queensland government employees were involved in a Gold Coast drug syndicate that couriered millions of dollars worth of drugs through commercial airports, police allege.

Alleged drug syndicate continued work despite raid

Kristian Silva A Gold Coast drug syndicate wasn't fazed by police raiding one of its alleged safehouses, and reportedly continued to smuggle cannabis through commercial airports until it was shut down on Tuesday.

Cyclone Ita clean-up: Trio charged with looting in Ingham

Cooktown's West Coast Hotel shows the effects of Cyclone Ita.

Cameron Atfield Boys have been charged with looting after they allegedly burgled a flood-affected business in Ingham.

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