Pollies must get Brisbane’s public transport moving
As politicians touted the benefits of proposed infrastructure projects for Brisbane, RACQ has called on all levels of government to get on with delivering residents the public transport they need.
The Courier Mail reported new figures released by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk showed Brisbane City Council’s proposed $944 million Metro project would deliver significant benefits for the capital.
Cr Quirk said the benefit cost ratio of the project at 2.37 was favourable when compared to other public transport projects across the country and he urged the State Government to commit to funding to Brisbane Metro.
RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said both the Brisbane Metro and Cross River Rail projects needed to be progressed quickly as residents continued to suffer due to a lack of reliable and effective public transport.
“These projects both have benefits and all levels of government need to work together to deliver Brisbane Metro and Cross River Rail quickly,” Dr Michael said.
“A more reliable, frequent and accessible system is key – that means good connectivity between the two projects.
“An effective and connected public transport system, where Brisbane Metro and Cross River Rail complement the evolving transport system, will reduce pinch points in the public transport network.”
The State Government has previously stated its support for Brisbane Metro in the Connecting Brisbane strategy, which included Cross River Rail.