Public transport patronage in South East Queensland is on the rise thanks the Palaszczuk Government’s investment in transport infrastructure and the introduction of Fairer Fares. Transport Minister Mark Bailey said more than 182 million trips were taken across South East Queensland’s public transport network last financial year.
Brisbane City Council is moving to crack down on jaywalkers, installing surveillance cameras to catch pedestrians in the act. Chris Smith says whenever he raises the issue, public opinion seems to be split. Some see it as a victimless crime, others are frustrated by the practice and are sick people putting themselves in danger on our roads.
The Taxi Council of Queensland (TCQ) is calling for the Queensland Government to urgently start checking the use of cameras and other recording devices in booked-hire vehicles following an incident in the United States where a driver for an Uber type service (Lyft) was secretly recording unsuspecting passengers and then broadcasting the footage online.