Public transport in Brisbane

An Op-Ed in the Courier Mail by Chris Hale on public transport in the Queensland, Australia city of Brisbane (population 1.8 million according to wikipedia)Kevin Rudd on right track with push for public transport l
The article notably discusses the importance of ticketing and signing, which are far too neglected in consideration of public transport use.
Whether the combination of density and energy prices is sufficient to support rail is an empirical question.