Glen Elmes says new bus stop provides missing link for locals

Catching public transport is set to become easier for locals with a new bus stop on Cooroy-Noosa Road providing customers with better access to westbound buses.

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said the State Government had listened to the community’s concerns about public transport in the area and had delivered a solution that met passenger needs.

“Since the removal of a bus stop on Cooroy-Noosa Road in 2010, local residents in the area have expressed a need for better access to public transport,” Mr Elmes said.

“At the election, we promised to provide better infrastructure for all Queenslanders and this is a great example of how we are delivering on this promise as part of our stronger plan for a brighter future.

“Noosa residents will now have better access to local buses with the new bus stop on Cooroy-Noosa Road in Tinbeerwah bridging the 10-kilometre gap between the existing stops on either side and providing a better service for the community.

“This new bus stop now provides better access to customers travelling on Route 631 and 632 buses from Noosa Junction and Nambour meaning less walking or driving from home to the bus stop and better access to community services and facilities.

“Buses using the new westbound stop will safely pull off the road into the indented bus stop to pick up and drop off customers.

“As part of the project, the existing eastbound bus stop on Cooroy-Noosa Road has also been upgraded to make it Disability Discrimination Act-compliant and is now paired with the new westbound stop meaning customers can access the network in both directions of travel.

“Route 631 and 632 buses will start servicing the new bus stop from Monday, 4 August 2014.

“We hope this investment in local public transport infrastructure will encourage uptake of public transport on the Sunshine Coast.”

The State Government has worked with the local bus operator Sunbus throughout the design and construction of the new bus stop on Cooroy-Noosa Road.

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