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Buses rolling in soon

Berrinba families like Mick Massri’s will soon be able to catch a bus thanks to funding outlined in last week’s state budget.

Suburbs in Logan City’s west crippled by fast-growing populations and a lack of public transport are also set to benefit, with new and additional services announced for the area.

“It’s hard to get anywhere without a car – you’d have to walk,” Mr Massri said.

“There’s nowhere around here to catch a bus – I think the closest bus stop would be in either Kingston or Browns Plains Road in Marsden.”

Berrinba residents and council representatives have called for a bus service in the area for years.

Finally, the suburb will get its first ever service sometime within the next two years.

Mr Massri said it would be a significant help to his wife.

“She has to wait for me take her anywhere, or she has to walk or get an Uber to get anywhere,” he said.

More bus services are also heading to some of Logan’s fastest growing suburbs – Logan Reserve, Bahrs Scrub and Park Ridge.

The budget also outlined funding for Yarrabilba to have an “on demand” public transport service to replace buses in times when they aren’t available, as well as an updated route to Loganlea train station.

Previously, the on-demand service was trialled across suburbs in the city’s northern, eastern and central areas.

The budget also made room for the frequency of bus routes between Springwood, Loganholme, Woodridge, Loganlea and Browns Plains to increase.

Deputy premier, treasurer and Woodridge MP Cameron Dick said increasing accessibility to bus links was “doing what matters”.

“We want public transport to be more attainable for everyone regardless of where people live, so they can get home to their families faster,” he said.

These additions will be rolled out over the next two years.

The budget also allocated hundreds of millions to other transport projects, including:

  • $31.9 million out of a total $1 billion for the M1 upgrades from Daisy Hill to the Logan Motorway; and
  • $500 million out of a total $5.75 billion towards the Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail.

 

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