June 1, 2013
Check out our summary of public transport Q&A’s from the May 2013 Community Cabinet.
Click here to view individual articles for over 1,300 past and present ACTION Buses together with comprehensive fleet lists
Click here to view over 4,400 images of ACTION Buses past and present as well as timetables, maps and transport infrastructure
Permanent link to this article: http://actbus.net/june-2013/
Between August and December 2001, ACTION leased 17 Hino RG197K buses from NSW State Transit. These vehicles had bodies from Custom Coaches, Motorcoach Australia and Pressed Metal Corporation (Adelaide).
The buses were added to ACTION’s fleet due to the School Student Transport scheme which ran from 3 September to 21 December 2001.
They were intended to be used on School Services only, but were occasionally used on regular route services.
- School Student Transport Scheme
- Hino RG197K details on ACT Bus Fleetwiki
- Hino RG197K photos on ACT Bus Gallery
Permanent link to this article: http://actbus.net/featured-bus-june-2013/
Media Release: Territory and Municipal Services directorate
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) announced today changes to MyWay operations following an external review of existing arrangements.
“TAMS will introduce 10 additional reload agents across Canberra to improve access to MyWay facilities for bus patrons,” said Paul Peters, Executive Director, Roads and Public Transport. “This means there will be 28 reload agents as well as the Canberra Connect Shopfronts and website which can handle MyWay transactions.
“Reload providers sell new and replacement MyWay cards (standard and student) and allow bus patrons to top up all MyWay smartcards.
“We will also introduce a revised concession entitlement process later this year to allow the reload agents to process all student and pensioner concessions. These concessions have previously needed to be arranged at a MyWay centre in Civic or Belconnen or from a Canberra Connect shopfront.
“Due to these changes, the two MyWay centres at Civic and Belconnen will be closed from 28 June 2013. Of the 10 new agents three will be located in the city area, with the remaining at Gungahlin, Wanniassa, Hawker, Reid CIT, Kingston, Calwell and Chisholm. A replacement agent will also open at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome after the recent closure of a previous agent facility.
“These changes will bring efficiencies saving the ACT Government about $500,000 per year. The increase in agent facilities will improve access to the MyWay cards with agents being open extended hours up to seven days per week.”
Mr Peters said that to help ensure that people have ready access to the MyWay system further improvements are being considered that may include the installation of MyWay add value machines at bus stations as well as autoload (direct debit) via credit card accounts.
For more information on MyWay, including a list of the reload agent locations, visit www.transport.act.gov.au or call 13 17 10.
Permanent link to this article: http://actbus.net/changes-to-myway-services/
Following a request from ACT Bus, ACTION supplied a copy of their policy on taking photos and/or video of its Buses. It has been reproduced below as supplied:
ACTION would like to acknowledge that there is no law in place to prevent a person from collecting photographs or video in public areas. However, ACTION’s operational staff have special responsibilities to maintain a high degree of diligence and to investigate suspicious incidents such as a person taking photographs or videos.
ACTION employees are advised to enquire after the reason for collecting photos. If the activities of the person collecting the photos are causing, or likely to cause a safety issue, nuisance, annoyance or unacceptable invasion of privacy to other people they will be requested to cease collecting photos or video.
Permanent link to this article: http://actbus.net/action-policy-on-taking-photosvideo-of-buses/
ACT Bus is a Canberra-based Transport Enthusiast Website. Given that buses are the primary mode of public transport in Canberra, the site has a heavy emphasis on ACTION Buses.
We aim to provide a place for transport enthusiasts to discuss their hobby and contribute to the preservation of the history of buses in the Canberra region.
Our site is split into a number of key areas:
- Website – Articles covering infrastructure, routes, fleet specifications, news items and historic events and service initiatives
- Gallery – Over 4,400 images of current and former ACTION Buses, plus infrastructure and historic timetables.
- Fleet Wiki – In-depth fleet information dating back to the 1920s, with individual articles on over 1,000 buses together with fleet lists and summaries for both the current and former fleet.
- Forum – A place where people who have an interest in public transport can gather and discuss their hobby
- Retired Employees Club Website – ACT Bus also hosts the Retired ACT Transport Employees Club Website.
Permanent link to this article: http://actbus.net/welcome-to-act-bus/