The ACT Pirate Party public transport policy proposes new investment into the bus network to re-establish service levels from the 1980s.
“Some Canberra residents have to use buses and others choose to use them. The focus of the Action network should be on catering for these passengers. The rest of us like the convenience of our motor vehicles and are not likely to change our habits. It is time the ACT Government realised this and catered in a responsible manner for the motorist.”
Media Release: Katy Gallagher MLA
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today announced that Trapeze Austrics Pty Ltd has been selected as the preferred supplier to design, supply and install ACTION’s real time passenger information system.
“I am pleased to announce that, Trapeze, a company with over 40 years experience on the international market who is a global supplier of real time fleet management systems, as the preferred supplier for the delivery of the real time passenger information system for ACTION buses,” the Chief Minister said.
“The new system, which will be known as ‘NXTBUS’, will track ACTION buses and provide instant information to passengers in relation to their current location and their estimated arrival time at the next stop.
“Canberrans will, for the first time, have access to real time arrival information for ACTION bus services. Arrival times will be available via digital displays installed at Woden, Civic, Belconnen and Tuggeranong bus stations, the internet, mobile phones/tablets, touch screen displays and on-bus visual displays,” the Chief Minister said.
Residents in Weston Creek are being urged to provide input on issues including public transport links, urban amenity and car parking for the future of the Weston Group Centre. Consultation closes 31 August 2012.