Southeast Queensland Bus Review – Network planning, Scheduling & Implementation Support
Phillip Boyle & Associates supported the planning and implementation across four operators as part of the 2013 Southeast Queensland Bus Review project. The operators we undertook this project for were:
- Logan City Bus
- Thompsons Bus Services
- Park Ridge Transit
- Westside Bus Service
These successful long-term private bus companies operate over 2,100 daily trips – providing over 12 million service kilometres annually. Services are provided by over 250 buses. In addition to extensive urban route networks each operator provides a comprehensive network of school special services.
Phillip Boyle & Associates undertook a range of activities to support these projects including:
- route/network planning
- initial operating cost and passenger impact estimates
- detailed timetabling and scheduling
- implementation support including production of operating reports
- operational advice covering many aspects of operations planning
Implementation of three operators occurred on the same day as part of one of Australia’s largest simultaneous multiple-operator network changes. Our ability to support this task reflects the substantial in-house resources we are able to provide our clients.
We are pleased to report highly successful implementation for all four operations. In all cases we have helped deliver substantial efficiency gains while improving timetable quality. In particular the focus on clockface headways and improved intermodal connectivity has delivered substantial passenger benefits.