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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
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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