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