|Eastern Busway Source: Nearmap
This open day allows taxpayers to try and work out why a "cheap" busway in SE Queensland costs as much to build as "expensive" heavy rail train line anywhere else in the world.
To make the open day a more realistic experience to using Brisbane's public transport, here are some attractions that BrizCommuter thinks should be introduced to add to the family fun:
1) "If only everything was like the go card"
With this attraction, you can buy some hot chips for $3.11, the same as 2 zone peak go card fare. Unfortunately, the tills don't work, and you have to pay $5 instead. The refund counter is difficult to find, and if you do find it, it will still take 10 days to get your money back. Every 1 in 10 customers to this attraction get forced to pay a $150 fine, and every 1 in 100 customers get deported!
2) "Try to get on a full bus"
This attraction involves trying to board a bus which should run every 10 minutes. However, every time the bus turns up it is full and you have to wait for the next bus. This attraction repeats itself until the customers get fed up and never use public transport again.
3)"Try to get off a full bus"
This attraction can be harder than an army assault course! The customer has to get from the back of a dangerously full bus, and out of the door, before the driver closes the door and drives off to the next stop. You have to dodge 20 passengers in the aisle (some of whom will listening to their iPods and won't hear you), as well as school bags randomly littered everywhere. A first aid station is located next to this attraction to treat any broken limbs.
Have a nice day!