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ON THE BUSES: Burnett Heads resident Terry Adams says she uses the bus regularly but would like to see more services to her region. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
ON THE BUSES: Burnett Heads resident Terry Adams says she uses the bus regularly but would like to see more services to her region. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

THE manager of the Bundaberg region's main public transport operation says it's running on a network from 1999 and would welcome additional funding to improve it.

The NewsMail recently asked its Facebook readers how they would rate Bundaberg's public transport, with one being very poor and five being simply amazing.

We received more than 100 comments with a large majority saying a lack of services was the reason they scored the city so low.

"For a place this size the bus service is lacking," Lois Baxter said.

"Buses in Bundy are useless if you are working and on weekends you can't go shopping on a Sunday or to the beach," Debra Read said.

Burnett Heads pensioner Terry Adams said while she enjoyed the services provided by Duffy's City Buses she wished there were more.

"I think the fares are very fair but I would like more services."

Duffy's City Buses manager Chris Duffy said the company had applied to the Department of Transport and Main Roads many times for improvements, but it kept getting knocked back.

"We've got a network that was built in 1999 and all bar a couple of improvements, it's pretty much the same.

"If we had the funding and the approval to do so we would revamp the network and provide more services."

But a spokeswoman for the Minister for Transport said the department had not received any formal requests to increase service frequency.

"We're unaware of any formal request to increase service frequency in Bundaberg," she said.

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