Calliope to get bus service by end of year

CALLIOPE residents will have public transport by the end of the year.

Buslink manager Brett Wilkins has been in discussions with the State Government to bring services to the area following requests from the community.

He said his company's review would determine cost and adjustments to make servicing Calliope possible.

The school run is the only service in Calliope at the moment, meaning adults can't catch the bus at all.

"We've started a network review which you're supposed to do every six months but we've brought it forward by one year," Mr Wilkins said.

"We'll be focusing on any efficiency gains we can make so we can get the bus service in Calliope up running."

Mr Wilkins said the review came about after feedback from the community that a bus service was essential.

He also said if residents in Gladstone wanted a weekend service the company needed to collect submissions from the community before approaching the state government.

"If people want weekend services then let's have a show of hands. Then we can start to look at all of the options.

"I can't make any golden promises but we can approach it in a constructive way and at least have a valid claim when we approach the government."



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