A new type of shared transport is coming to Logan
From late September we will be starting a 12 month trial of Demand Responsive Transport, or DRT, in selected Logan suburbs.
DRT is a pre-booked, shared transport service designed to make it easier to get around your local area when buses and trains aren’t available.
A new transport option for residents, DRT will take you to your local bus or train station, selected local shops and even your nearby medical centre.
We want to help you expand your network, by ensuring you can:
- access public transport services at local transport hubs
- connect to local community facilities.
What is DRT?
Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) is a new kind of public transport that adapts to customer demand. Unlike a typical bus route, DRT changes its routes and vehicles to suit the number of passengers who want to travel.
DRT sends out smaller vehicles, like sedans or mini vans, to pick up several passengers and take them to selected destinations on demand.
DRT is designed to give you another option for travelling around your local area.
How does DRT work?
DRT brings together small groups of people who live close together and are looking to travel at around the same time, picks them up at central locations and takes them to their selected destination.
By matching vehicles with actual demand, DRT offers a more efficient way to provide transport for people living in areas that may be lacking public transport services due to population size or because geography limits access of traditional vehicles like buses. It also provides the most efficient vehicle use during times of lower demand.
Where will DRT operate?
At this stage we are looking at trialling DRT in three separate areas in Logan.
North eastern trial site
South eastern trial site
Western trial site
Park Ridge South
The suburbs included in the trial may change over the trial period in line with demand.
Want to know more?
The DRT trial is being designed through a collaborative process that brings together feedback from both the community and industry providers. Throughout May and June 2017 we went out to the Logan community to ask for input in the trial design. We are now using that feedback to help inform the final details of the trial. Our consultation report will be released soon.
We'll be able to give you more information about key details, such as operating hours, booking details, price and selected destinations, closer to the trial start date in late September.
Please keep checking back to find out any updates.