Labor to work on five intersections to boost Old Cleveland Road travel times

ANOTHER step has been taken towards faster bus travel to Brisbane, with the government proposing to spend $22 million adding bus lanes to five intersections.

TAG TEAM: Labor eastside candidates Tony Austin, Jackie Trad, Kim Richards and Don Brown.

TAG TEAM: Labor eastside candidates Tony Austin, Jackie Trad, Kim Richards and Don Brown.

The election move is also tipped to help drivers as it will improve pick up and put down areas.

Capalaba MP Don Brown said it would make it quicker and easier for Redlands commuters and motorists to get home on the Eastern Transitway.

“As south-east Queensland continues to grow, Labor is getting more cars off the road and making the trip to and from work safer and easier for bus commuters and motorists,” Ms Trad said.

“The Palaszczuk Labor government knows how important extra time with loved ones is which is why we’re committed to easing congestion and getting more cars off the road.

“Combined with Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro, only Labor will create a world-class public transport system for our region.”

Mr Brown said the Eastern Transitway meant locals would spend less time on the road and more time in their community.

“The Eastern Transitway will see the benefits of the Eastern Busway extended to provide Old Cleveland Road with bus priority measures to improve travel times,” Mr Brown said.

“Currently we see more than 2.5 million passenger trips made on the Eastern Busway every year.

“For those locals who live in the Redlands, the Eastern Transitway will mean shorter travel times.

Redlands candidate Kim Richards said the Eastern Transitway would benefit her area as well.

“What this means for Redlands locals is reduced congestion, meaning quicker travel times for both Redlands motorists and buses in peak hour,” Ms Richards said.

“...This is a fantastic approach to not only improve congestion, but to get more people taking public transport to and from work.

Labor Candidate for Oodgeroo Tony Austin said he was committed to making travel times quicker