Rachel Nolan says she regrets the inconvenience caused in the FlexiLink trial.
Rachel Nolan says she regrets the inconvenience caused in the FlexiLink trial.

The great bus debate

READER debate has raged on The Queensland Times website in reaction to Ipswich MP and former Transport Minister Rachel Nolan calling on the FlexiLink taxi service to be reviewed nine months early.

Current Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk backed her calls and will end a trial into the service this coming Sunday.

The public transport developments, covered in two stories published in the QT newspaper and website last week, attracted more than 50 online comments.

A poll on the QT website showed 89% of responders believed Ms Nolan should apologise for introducing the FlexiLink service.

Six per cent said no while the remaining 5% was split between “undecided” or “don't really care”.

In response to the calls, Ms Nolan said she sincerely regretted that people had been inconvenienced.

“The intention was not to leave people worse off but to replace the under-patronised bus service with something better and more direct,” Ms Nolan said.

“That's not working, and that's why I'm getting on the front foot and calling for the trial to end nine months early, on behalf of the people affected.”

 



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