Thursday, December 19, 2013

Free buses ease congestion, boost tourism. Why not have them all year?

Don’t say no, say Free Holiday Bus | Sunshine Coast Queensland | News Article: "“And it’s not just passengers who’ll benefit. We’re encouraging tourism and accommodation operators to remind guests before they arrive about the Free Holiday Buses. It could be the added incentive to make visitors choose the Sunshine Coast over other destinations.
“The Free Holiday Buses aim to ease congestion at the busiest time of year on our roads and in our car parks, plus, our surveys show that they should increase public transport usage throughout the year with 59% of respondents saying they would use public transport more as a result of the Free Holiday Buses program.”"

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How much extra does it cost to commute by car?

The Urbanist: "A new study concludes Australian workers who live in the suburbs and drive to work in the CBD could save a fortune if they used public transport instead. But it’s a choice most workers don’t have"

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Monday, December 16, 2013

East-West Link advisers quit: "road transport solutions.... not smart"

The Urbanist: "Metropolitan road transport solutions used in the 1960s and 70s do not make a great 21st century city. The east-west concept and design is adopting old technology – it is not smart, innovative or progressive thinking."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Free or discounted Adelaide public transport about to start

Yahoo!7: "Seniors will be able to travel free off-peak (before 7am and after 7pm) across the week.

Sunday and public holiday fares will be cheaper for all bus, train and tram users."

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Reality bites as climate change adds fuels to bushfires : "Hot, dry conditions create conditions favourable for bushfires. Australia has just experienced its hottest 12 months ever recorded, and September 2013 was the hottest September on record."

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Free transport urged for fire recovery "THE NSW government should provide free bus and train rides to and from the Blue Mountains these holidays to help businesses recover from the October bushfires, the state opposition says."

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