The State Government is urging bus users to have their say about proposed changes to some of the Sunshine Coast bus routes and timetables as part of the South East Queensland bus network review
Suggested changes can now be viewed on the TransLink website (www.translink.com.au). Bus users are able to provide their feedback on-line until 16 December.
The network review is part of the State Government’s plan to build a better bus network and to get people back onto public transport by improving frequency, reliability and affordability.
The recommendations suggest increased frequency in some services as well route changes to reduce duplication; adjustments to timetables and a reduction of services on routes with very low patronage.
This is the second round of consultation so passengers are encouraged to have their say before the final plan is released.
Some of the changes being proposed for the Sunshine Coast include:
– Increasing the frequency on route 600 (Maroochydore to Caloundra)
– Additional services for routes 605, 615, 630 and 631
– Realignment of a number of services to properly utilise the Maroochydore bus station when it opens next year
– Expanding services into new development areas of Maroochydore (including Maroochy Boulevard)
– Improved local services in Sippy Downs (University of Sunshine Coast) and Pelican Waters
– Removal of duplication in services such as 605 (Landsborough to Kawana) and 610 (Nambour to Kawana)
– Removal of under-performing routes 601 (Maroochydore to Caloundra) and 613 (Maroochydore to Twin Waters)
For further information, please visit the TransLink website www.translink.com.au or contact my office on 5443 7995.