|CityCat Flotilla 13/02/2011|
BrizCommuter decided to watch the flotilla (pictured) of CityCat, CityFerry, and a few other tourist boats yesterday 13/02/2011 to welcome back Brisbane's icons. However, due to lack of advertising about the event, the crowds were sadly limited. BrizCommuter was on the Goodwill Bridge, and the only other spectators were 2 tourist couples, and some people on bikes who just happened to be passing!
In typical negative fashion, the Courier Mail have welcomed back the CityCats with an article mentioning the decline in CityCat patronage prior to the floods. A quote "council is investigating the decline and could not rule out the impact of the State Government fare increases", probably needs to be highlighted. Rail patronage also fell around the same time, after the huge January 2010 fare increase, despite massive growth over preceding years - covered in this earlier blog post. It doesn't take a detective to work out a major reason for the decline in patronage!