Cameron Atfield (23.2.16) and Amy Remeikis (28.2.16) report in the Brisbane Times about the Brisbane City Council election campaign’s focus on public transport proposals and transport infrastructure funding.
Atfield writes: ‘Public transport has continued to dominate the Brisbane City Council election campaign, with the Liberal National Party announcing express CityCat services, Labor promising $20 million for new routes and the Greens pledging a new fleet of solar-powered buses.
‘Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the new “SpeedyCat” services would run between Teneriffe and the city, as well as between the University of Queensland and the city and would halve peak-hour travel times.
‘… Back on land, Labor lord mayoral candidate Rod Harding said his $20 million commitment would provide up to 120 extra suburban services across the city.
‘”Graham Quirk has ripped $20 million out of the bus budget, with disastrous effects,” he said.’