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Moving People Connecting Communities: A Passenger Transport Strategy for Queensland 2007–2017

The department has developed a strategy that sets the direction and shapes the future for moving people and connecting communities in Queensland.
Moving People Connecting Communities: A Passenger Transport Strategy for Queensland 2007–2017 addresses all ways people move, including use of private vehicles and public transport such as buses, trains and taxis. It also focuses on developing sustainable transport modes such as cycling and walking.

The passenger transport strategy was developed using a highly collaborative approach, involving a broad range of representatives from government, industry and the community. More importantly, consultative workshops were held in both rural and urban locations with a range of interest groups. All people involved appreciated the challenges at hand and expressed their desire to be involved in developing the strategy.

A split version of the passenger transport strategy is also available:

Purpose and context

The Queensland Government signalled its commitment to deliver safe and sustainable transport to Queenslanders with the release of the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031 and the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program 2008–2026. The passenger transport strategy aligns with these planning documents and is also closely linked to the Transport Coordination Plan for Queensland 2008-2018 and the department's strategic plan. These and other links are recognised in the passenger transport strategy.

The Passenger Transport Strategy provides strategic direction which underpins initiatives such as qconnect, safety and security initiatives such as NightLinksecurity cameras on buses and taxis and information technology initiatives such as the electronic transaction card system for the (previously paper-based) taxi subsidy scheme.

The strategy is about planning for people and their transport needs. It will provide direction to the department and our partners for planning future business. Industry is enthusiastic because it provides an insight into government's future direction for transport and enhances their ability to plan business activities.

The success of the strategy will be assessed according to whether we create and deliver sustainable people-focused transport options across Queensland during the life of the strategy.

Creating a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable Queensland is a significant challenge through to 2017. There are significant challenges facing Queensland, such as our rapidly growing and aging population, changing family sizes and households, increasing vehicle kilometres travelled, peak oil and climate change issues.

To ensure the strategy maintains a focus on important and emerging issues and challenges facing the delivery of passenger transport in Queensland, implementation will be monitored through the department's business planning process and regular reviews.
Last updated
20 July 2016