One of the highlights of our past two years is our involvement in a large-scale bus network redesign across eight regions of Southeast Queensland, including in the major centres of Brisbane City and Ipswich. This redesign involved a complete revision of operating plans, timetables, driver rostering and scheduling for four operators.
The network changes have resulted in significant efficiency gains and cost savings for these operators, as well as an improved transport network for passengers.
Our optimised timetables and schedules have:
- Improved passenger experience by simplifying routes and improving connectivity between bus services and other transport modes
- Eliminated service duplication and redirected resources to overcrowded routes
- Cut dead running and wasted time
- Substantially reduced operating resource requirements.
We supported the simultaneous implementation of the new network over December 2013 to January 2014, and we are pleased to say that the changeover went off without a hitch – a major achievement!