COMING SHORTLY - CAST Statement on the 3 Billion Tunnel

We have opposed the concept and construction of the 3B
Tunnel from the time it was first proposed by Jim Soorley.

We're preparing a detailed statement to explain why we
continue to vigorously oppose the Tunnel, and why we urge
all motorists to boycott the Tunnel.

Keep checking this site for our full statement.

INFORMATION ALERT CIty Bus Stops relocated from Monday 8 March

Bus stops 56 and 57 on Queen Street near Post Office
Square will be temporarily closed from Monday 8
March to Wednesday 30 June due to streetscape
construction works.
Stop 58 will be moved by up to 20m in the direction
of travel and services from this stop will also be affected.

For full details of bus services affected and a map of
the location of the new stops, go to


We are continuing to make submissions on behalf of public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians to Translink, service providers and Government.

These are shown on the page below described as 'Submissions to Translink' together with current status and replies if any.

If you are aware of a transport service or systemic fault that needs to be rectified or improved, contact us and we'll follow up the issue with the relevant authority on your behalf.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Petition for light rail in Brisbane

Sign a petition for light rail in Brisbane here. Be sure to spread the word to your friends, family and networks too.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Demand Go Card price cap

TransLink must make Go Card the best option

Demand a Go Card price cap! Make a submission to TransLink through the Brisbane Public Tranpsort Users Group website here or visit and follow the link from latest Go Card story.

TransLink’s current advertising slogan “Go Card at least 20% cheaper” is a false guarantee. For some people, making the switch to Go Card will be more expensive.

Compared with a daily ticket, Go Card is more expensive when making more than 2 public transport trips in one day.

Weekly paper ticket holders also get unlimited weekly travel and get far better value for money than if they were to switch to Go Card.

Go Card SHOULD NOT have financial penalties for regular public transport use!

Go Card should always be the best option for regular public transport users, otherwise people won’t use it and we won’t see the benefits of high Go Card usage, such as reduced boarding times on buses.

We demand that the Go Card fare structure be updated to include daily, weekly and monthly price capping to make it better than paper tickets. It should also provide incentive options such as off peak, and early and late peak travel.

All of this is possible with the existing technology.

The Oyster card in London, a similar product to Go Card, has long had a price guarantee that ‘Our aim is to ensure that Oyster always charges the lowest fare. Where it doesn't, we will refund the difference.’

The Go Card should provide a similar guarantee.

The Brisbane Public Transport Users Group is an independent, not-for-profit community initiative lobbying for improved public transport. It is run through Community Action for Sustainable Transport Inc.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ipswich PTUG August newsletter

Please make your own submissions to government about the following public transport issues.

Improved frequencies on Ipswich Train Line

In June the Transport Minister said that timetable changes to be introduced in September would “focus on the heavily patronised Ipswich line” (Quest Ipswich News 5 June, page 11). However TransLink have now said that minor timetable changes made on the 28th of July would be the last for the year. Write to the Minister and TransLink demanding higher frequency peak and off-peak services on the Ipswich line.

Make submissions to:
Minister for Transport John Mickel
3806 8513 or GPO Box 2644 BRISBANE QLD 4001
TransLink online or GPO Box 50 BRISBANE 4001 or 131230

More information:
Rail Back on Track page on the issue
28 July timetable

Bus connections with Riverlink shopping centre
Bus routes “504 Ipswich – Brassall” and “505 Ipswich – Tivoli” still have not been routed through Riverlink despite the close proximity of these two routes and the distance from the nearest stops being some 300 and 500 metres respectively. TransLink must make minor alterations to these routes to ensure commuters have convenient access to these new facilities.

Make submissions to:
TransLink online GPO Box 50 BRISBANE 4001 or ph. 131230
Minister for Transport John Mickel
3806 8513 or GPO Box 2644 BRISBANE QLD 4001
Write your local Member of Parliament - contact list

More information:
Ipswich PTUG member Alan Ward via

A better plan for West Brisbane / Ipswich
Community Action for Sustainable Transport have developed an alternative transport plan for the Ipswich/West Brisbane region, with a focus on public transport, walking, cycling and better land use planning. The plan provides a background to transport issues for the area and detailed maps of the improvements needed. Download it here

Email your feedback about the plan to:

Show your support for this plan by contacting:
Minister for Transport John Mickel
3806 8513 or GPO Box 2644 BRISBANE QLD 4001
Write your local Member of Parliament - contact list