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Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:41 am

spotted unknown fleet no with blue citygliders was towed by the truck, by the past off King george square last night.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby daveeyh » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:49 pm

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Manmeet Sharma trust fund

Postby Roderick Smith » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:14 am

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January 12 2017 Brisbane digs deep to help slain bus driver Manmeet Sharma's family in India .
Brisbane residents have dug deep to help slain bus driver Manmeet Sharma's family, with more than $90,000 raised to be sent back to India.
Mr Sharma, 29, was burnt to death at Moorooka as he was behind the wheel of his Brisbane City Council bus last October, in an unprovoked attack that sent shockwaves through the Australian and Indian communities, right up to the heads of government.
Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner was deeply affected by Manmeet Sharma's death. Photo: Lisa Maree Williams .
Mr Sharma, known in the Punjabi community as a talented singer, had only been driving Brisbane buses for a few months and had been sending money home to India to assist his family there.
Anthony O'Donohue, 48, has been charged with Mr Sharma's murder and the attempted murder of the 11 passengers on board the route 125 bus.
Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Sharma was killed while on duty in October last year. Photo: Supplied .
It was possible his case would be heard in the Mental Health Court.
Deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner, who was deeply affected by Mr Sharma's death in the days after the attack, said he was surprised by the generosity of people who donated to the fund.
The council set up the fund in November, with a $10,000 donation on behalf of ratepayers. As of Thursday, $90,779.20 had been donated to the fund.
"There wasn't any expectation," Cr Schrinner said.
"This is a unique situation and nothing like this has happened before, and this sort of trust hasn't been set up before.
"Ninety thousand dollars is a fantastic response from the community and you expect people to be touched when something like this happens.
"It goes to show how much the city was affected by what happened in October.
"The Brisbane community has a big heart and this shows the size of that heart."
Cr Schrinner, who as the council's public transport chairman oversaw Mr Sharma's employment, said the biggest donation was of about $25,000, which came from the Indian community following a fundraising day.
Fairfax Media revealed on Thursday that the bus in which Mr Sharma died was in the process of being destroyed and its fleet number, S-1980, had been retired.
Donations could still be made to the Manmeet Sharma Trust to Council Customer Service Centres or via direct debit to:
•Account Name: BCC Manmeet Sharma Trust Fund
•BSB: 064 000
•Account Number: 14715982
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby daveeyh » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:17 pm

Anyone know when 2801 is coming? From previous posts, it was supposed to out and about prior to Christmas.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:41 am

another loss of former BCC metroliner in sydney today, it was Telfords.

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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby superbossgc » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:35 pm

Confirmed its was 9016 (TV 8308) as ex BT 267.
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Re: Brisbane Transport Observations 2017

Postby WBE-01 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:02 pm

Happy 5th Anniversary today to the Sherwood Bus Depot Official Opening.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby nbus » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm

C1813 had been hit by a car @ Broadwater Road and Cresthaven Drive Mansfield just down the road from me.

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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby WBE-01 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:43 am

Today on the 07/03/1997 Volvo B10L #547 went into Service for the BCC/BT.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby TLK » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:31 pm

WBE-01 wrote:Today on the 07/03/1997 Volvo B10L #547 went into Service for the BCC/BT.


No idea how long it was in service prior to what it's now used for.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby WBE-01 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:25 am

Today on the 20/03/1986 the following Buses Volvo B10MA/Fuji Artics
Fleet No.394 Rego:394-POK
Fleet No.395 Rego:395-POK entered Service for the BCC Department of Transport.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby tonyp » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:40 am

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensl ... .html?btis

The public transport bit:
Queensland mayors take multibillion-dollar wish list to Canberra

Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has jumped a plane to Canberra to deliver the city's multibillion-dollar wish list to the federal government. Cr Quirk attended Parliament House on Wednesday as the chair of the Council of Mayors (SEQ) for two days of meetings with key government and opposition representatives to discuss infrastructure investment. It was understood the mayors also intended to use the opportunity to pursue their push for the south-east Queensland region to be the next to partner with the Commonwealth and Queensland government on a "City Deal" funding arrangement.

"Relieving congestion and delivering a public transport system which works for the region remains the firm focus of the SEQ mayors," Cr Quirk. "What SEQ needs is a long-term commitment to infrastructure funding and a solid delivery mechanism - an SEQ City Deal can achieve this. "The Council of Mayors (SEQ) will be heading to Canberra looking for a solid commitment from the Commonwealth to work with the Queensland government and the councils of SEQ to establish Australia's largest City Deal."

The Council of Mayors asked the federal government to commit to funding and supporting, in part or full, the following infrastructure projects:

Public transport

Northern Busway - $2-3 billion

The busway project would have three main stages: Kedron to Chermside, Chermside to Aspley and Aspley to Carseldine.

Eastern Busway to Capalaba - $1.736 billion

The extension of the Eastern Busway to Capalaba would connect to the city rail and bus network and South East Busway. The 2017 Federal Advocacy Document to be discussed at the two-day meeting said the 18 kilometre busway would reduce travel times by up to 20 minutes.

Gold Coast light rail stage 3A - $700 million

Extending the "G" light rail from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads is high on the priority list. Gold Coast City is already undertaking a reference design and preparing a business case for this stage.

South East Busway extension - $250 million

The extension is proposed to connect two hubs and run from Eight Mile Plains to Loganholme.

Manly to Cleveland rail duplication - $180 million

Duplication of the rail line between Manly and Cleveland to allow more frequent services to Brisbane CBD and airport.

Springfield to Ipswich southern rail corridor - $150 million

On the back of the Darra to Springfield corridor it is proposed Springfield to Ipswich rail would further improve accessibility and growth for the areas.

Salisbury to Beaudesert passenger rail - $5 million

This project is in need of the funding for a business case. The 2017 Federal Advocacy Document said the timely delivery of passenger rail was needed to service future growth of areas in the corridor to the south-west of Brisbane.

Toowoomba to Rosewood Passenger bus/rail service - $2.5 million

Funding for a business case was listed in the 2017 Federal Advocacy Document for the proposal of a combination of bus connection to Withcott and fast diesel passenger rail to Rosewood.

I'd like to know why the busways are so incredibily expensive? They rate amongst the most expensive public transport infrastructure projects in Australia and yet they're used only by buses, a low-capacity mode. If you're going to spend that much on infrastructure you should put a railway on it. Or looking at it another way, how much should it cost to build a couple of bus lanes and the occasional bus stop? Something is not right here.
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Re: Transport for Brisbane Observations 2017

Postby ^^__^^ » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:26 am

Is it because they engineer them for future use? Say run a light rail system on them? Also, probably the most expensive part is the land resumptions that would be necessary I think.
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