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Hundreds of electric scooters appear on Brisbane streets

Hundreds of electric scooters appear on Brisbane streets

People have been warned not to drink-ride or double-up on Lime's electric scooters, which have rolled out in Brisbane under a temporary permit so users do not face hefty fines.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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Last-minute exemption to save Brisbane scooter riders from hefty fines
Brisbane

Last-minute exemption to save Brisbane scooter riders from hefty fines

Transport Minister Mark Bailey has stepped in to offer a temporary exemption so people who give "illegal" electric scooters a spin this weekend are not slapped with fines of up to $10,000.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
PM's light rail pledge only 16 per cent of total cost: Bailey
Public transport

PM's light rail pledge only 16 per cent of total cost: Bailey

It comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced $112 million in federal funding for the next stage of the Gold Coast light rail.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Transport Minister says he didn't push Queensland Rail chairman to quit
Mark Bailey

Transport Minister says he didn't push Queensland Rail chairman to quit

Mark Bailey denied relations had broken down between the state government and the QR board, a day after three board members quit.

  • by Toby Crockford & Tony Moore
'Rangey McRange Face' among suggestions for new Queensland road
Mark Bailey

'Rangey McRange Face' among suggestions for new Queensland road

Minister says the more frivolous names submitted for major piece of Queensland infrastructure did not have the support of the mayor.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
No timetable for Queensland Rail timetable restoration
Mark Bailey

No timetable for Queensland Rail timetable restoration

Queensland Rail has also spent more than $15 million on external consultants over the past year.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
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Garden hose trap that injured cyclist condemned in 'strongest possible terms'
Mark Bailey

Garden hose trap that injured cyclist condemned in 'strongest possible terms'

A cyclist in his 50s was hospitalised after hitting a garden hose tied between two shrubs.

  • by Felicity Caldwell & Lucy Stone
LNP members call for a review of TransLink
Government

LNP members call for a review of TransLink

A Brisbane councillor has criticised TransLink as not being responsive and argued it should be scrutinised.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
We need to find a new way to pay for roads: Infrastructure Australia chair
Driverless cars

We need to find a new way to pay for roads: Infrastructure Australia chair

Governments have been asked to scrap vehicle registration fees and the fuel excise and look into "user-pays" models, for example, a congestion tax.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Train timetable will not go on holidays for first time since rail fail hit
Public Transport

Train timetable will not go on holidays for first time since rail fail hit

After rolling cancellations hit the Queensland Rail network, services have been reduced during school holidays.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Elevated bikeway could solve choke point at Queen's Wharf development
Cycling

Elevated bikeway could solve choke point at Queen's Wharf development

Queensland's first elevated CBD cycleway could be on its way in a redesign to tackle concerns about safety issues and conflict with pedestrians.

  • by Felicity Caldwell