Under the alterations, TransLink will no longer run as a statutory authority, which confined to the southeast of the state, and will be captivated into the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Scott Emerson, Transport Minister said that it would still manage the qconnect bus network, school bus services and TravelTrain services, along with subsidized regional airline, ferry and coach services.
He told parliament recently that, all Queensland government traveler transport services will be included for the first time under the Translink standard. No longer there will be 2 separate government agencies ... performing the same job in different regions of the state. These were the kind of extra costs which Labor was conveying to passengers. Mr. Emerson said that the TransLink board will be stop and the department will remain in 5 divisions with the number of senior executives hacked by nearly half from 37 to 21.