Queensland Bus Industry Council

Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC) to engage local bus and coach operators in the Gympie region

29 Jun 2011 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Media Release

The Queensland Bus Industry Council will be visiting Gympie on Saturday the 23rd of July to meet with local Bus and Coach Operators. 

The purpose of the visit is to discuss critical issues confronting our Industry, said QBIC Executive Director David Tape. 

Our Industry is facing the biggest challenge since the introduction of contracted passenger services in Queensland and we must be prepared, says Tape. 

The Bligh Government will be engaging with QBIC in the coming months as part of the Bus Contract Reform Project. This Next Generation process will encompass all Government contracts relating to passenger services, including School transport said Tape. 

The door is open for Industry to finally negotiate contracts that are transparent, sustainable and provide a genuine spend of the public purse. This should be a win win for all parties, an opportunity that we cannot afford to miss, Tape said. 

Tape stated that this is not sector or member specific, it will involve all of Industry and I invite all Bus and Coach Operators to attend, Members and Non Members. 

Further details are available on our website at www.qbic.com.au or by contacting our office on 07 3397 1700. 

Media contact: David Tape (07) 3397 1700 or 0407 002 970. 

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