- Ford a "kick in the guts"
- Analog TV switch-off will not affect 4BC
- New schools for Queensland
- Party precinct: failed
- The Doors keyboardist Manzarek dies
- IR changes opposed
- Waiting for 'little mate' to wake
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- Bob Lord on Ford a "kick in the guts" Oh dear RichardJust watching our very own fiscal twit Nicholls stating that a raft of taxes will be rising in Queensland in ... more
- bespectacled on New schools for Queensland How about using the fv school for a library and buy the adjacent commercial buildings to add to the school oval for leisure ... more
- ArtG on New flood tax planned I knowwwww, mick, I knoowwww... more
- Bob Lord on Ford a "kick in the guts" OK Richard, fair enough.The bloke who wants to run the country doesn't need to have a vision or plans for when he gets ... more
- jaycee on Ford a "kick in the guts" my vishion 20/20,roberto earldomo, is maybe a bit on the blue side but overall I'm sitting pretty here on a north shore ... more
- mick on New flood tax planned Artg she certainly did not want them to die of thirst so she opened up Wivenhoe and flooded Brisbane trying to drown them. more
- Richard on Ford a "kick in the guts" Bob, you seem to be changing canoes mid stream and now paddling the other way.BTW Tony Abbott is not running the country.A ... more
- mick on Ford a "kick in the guts" The majority of Australians do know that they do have good plans and visions for all Australians, you are just too stupid to ... more
- Bob Lord on Ford a "kick in the guts" TSK TSKThose silly Ford people not having a good business plan hey Tony. Fabulous hindsight once again from you.Ya got a ... more
- David T. on Analog TV switch-off will not affect 4BC Anyone with an analogue TV can buy a Digital set-top box. If you're on a full Govt. pension, you might get a box for free ... more
- David T. on Lord Wedgwood on antiques Adam, Google them under Rick Milne Collectables and Shields Stamps and Coins. Both are in Victoria. I'm sure you'll find the ... more
- Adam on Lord Wedgwood on antiques Can someone please provide me Rick Milne and Tony Shields email address so we can contact them.Thanks more
- kernel fudpucker on IR changes opposed All smoke and mirrors. They all lie in the same BED !! more
- kernel fudpucker on New schools for Queensland Private companies?? There's only one, SERCO!!!. Do your research, SHEEPLE !!!! more
- kernel fudpucker on New flood tax planned How about a (POLITCAL FAILURE TAX) Payed back to the people, set at 200% more
- Kattie on $5 to browse Coorparoo store Perhaps, we've been now excited to have the actual dad's or mom's early morning hours ingest. Listed here is a lack of yet ... more
- single slot toasters review on Amalfi Coast Recpies I don't know whether it's just me or if everyone else experiencing problems with your website. It appears as if some of the ... more
- Richard on Party precinct: failed Can not think of a time in the entire history of mankind where alcohol consumption has not led to etiquette hell.Let it ... more
- hospitality is dead or rather never was on Party precinct: failed Get rid of hositality and its segeregation /and age groupdiscrimination practices and it might just bring back boomers and ... more
- Gayle on New schools for Queensland Now this is called good Government and forward planning, the demographics have changed and there are more families with ... more
Airport Link in trouble
4BC Drive: The operators of Brisbane's Airport Link tunnel, BrisConnections, have been placed in a trading halt before the release of details regarding "cruicial talks with it's bankers." Should the government subsidise the tunnel by shadow tolling?
BrisConnections, through its traffic forecaster Arup, had predicted the Airport Link would attract about 135,000 vehicles a day just a month after it opened, rising to 291,000 vehicles in 2026.
But its latest figures show daily traffic volumes totalled just 66,000 vehicles in October.
Nick Behrens, the General Manager of advocacy for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Michael Roth, RACQ's Executive Manager of public policy, both join Gary Hardgrave on 4BC Drive to discuss the future of Brisbane's tunnels and toll roads.
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BRB, driving down the airport link tunnel 10 times to use up my prepaid credit before they go bankrupts and trouser it.— Christopher Biggs (@unixbigot) November 12, 2012
If Brisbane toll road operators continue to go bust, does this not tell you something about the culture of Brisbane road users?— Laura Gannon (@_lauragannon_) November 12, 2012
After suffering 3.5 years with trucks I get great delight from watching Airport link drowning slowly brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/con…— King of Kedron (@Kedron_King) November 12, 2012
Airport Link-M7 shares on hold, allegations private practice doctors ripping off public monies and Public Sector decimated This is QLD 2012— Trevor Jones (@TrevnMitchelton) November 12, 2012
Who would have thought Airport Link would fail? Oh that’s right, every impartial person who looked at the project.— Chris O'Regan (@monkeytypist) November 12, 2012
I made the mistake of using the Airport Link during the "FREE" period only to get a bill in the mail charging me saying because i hadn't signed up for a tag i must pay...with extra charge for "search"roger Friday 14 December, 2012 - 2:00 PM
I'm estatic to see a new post, I was going through detriment! I delight in reading your blog, I can't get
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would not pay a dollar, it dumps in a carpet of traffic everyday, you are just paying for the inevidble traffic jam unless of course you are a tourist or going to the airport.mick Thursday 15 November, 2012 - 4:05 PM
I have succesfully avoided toll roads ever since they have taken away the toll booths.
If there was spare change in the console, I took the toll.
Nowadays I go out of my way to avoid them on principal.Rich Thursday 15 November, 2012 - 2:55 PM
You want to get people going through AIRPORT LINK? Charge $1 each way and traffic will just glide through the tunnel each day.
Isn't $135,000 (on the original estimate of 135,000) a day better then hoping that you'll even get that a day right now? Aim to make the money back, not raise the tolls even higher and alienate the customers who are still using the tunnels right now. The minute they raise the tolls early to the 2013 prices you can kiss at least half of the people still using the Airport Link Goodbye.
And we have so many ground level options to use, it may take longer but $2 worth of petrol and a extra 15 minutes doesn't really bother us.Kelly Thursday 15 November, 2012 - 1:36 PM
@ Barry, why do roads have to make money?
Surely the government receives enough from fuel tax, registrations and traffic offences to fund such infrastructure.
Or is this a tax on a tax?Rich Tuesday 13 November, 2012 - 1:10 PM