The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has today welcomed news the Queensland Government will re-introduce quarterly reporting on key measures of public transport performance.
“Accessible and transparent data is a key part of accountability. It also helps drive improvements and makes the public transport network better for commuters,” TTF CEO Margy Osmond said.
“Until 2012 Queensland Government released a quarterly ‘Translink Tracker’ series with data reported by mode, and a wide range of variables – this provided information that was accessible, comparable to other States and easy to understand for commuters.
“While data for public transport remains available in different forms, the ‘Translink Tracker’ provided comprehensive and easy to understand reporting that was regarded as one of the best in Australia.
“TTF has strongly advocated for all jurisdictions to publish regular quarterly and annual data around the performance of their public transport modes.
“The joint TTF/LEK Consulting Public Transport Barometer publishes data on public transport performance, including punctuality, reliability and patronage across all modes, as a tool to compare performance across the States.
“TTF congratulates Minister Trad on her announcement in a parliament estimates hearing today and looks forward to hearing more detail about how the Government plans to publish this data.
“We would urge the Government to return to a form of data reporting similar in quality to the ‘Translink Tracker’,” she said.
A copy of the TTF/LEK Transport Barometer can be downloaded here.