Public Transport Information Sessions
Council provided free workshops for tourism operators, local businesses and the community during April and May 2013.
The sessions, held in Kawana, Maroochydore and Noosa Heads, were designed to improve attendees' understanding of:
- bus and train services
- TransLink's online Journey Planner
- ticket options (go cards, single paper tickets and SEEQ cards)
- bus stops (find stops near you)
- tips on giving good directions.
Whether buses and trains are new or old to you, seeing how to access information easily comes through education and getting used to it.
Attendees completed a feedback form after the sessions. A number of key findings were highlighted:
- The three primary public transport questions people are asked concern routes (31%), times (25%) and costs (17%).
- The majority of people (94%) reported their skills/knowledge of public transport had increased as a result of the workshop.
- 25% of these respondents are now more familiar with using the journey planner, while 23% are now more familiar with ticket options.
- 87% of respondents identified they are now more likely to use the journey planner to search for public transport options.
Note: The total feedback forms completed was 69. This is a small sample size, so findings are not generalised to the broader Sunshine Coast population.
The following fact sheets and links provide easy step by step guides, useful tips and hints to help you access bus and train information on the Sunshine Coast:
Your guide to public transport on the Sunshine Coast developed by council in 2012, contains information on transport options, maps to help you plan your journey, helpful hints and information on community transport services.
For more information on TransLink services, visit the TransLink website or call 13 12 30 anytime.