Labor’s plan to boost bus use

An ACT Labor government would seriously consider limiting car-parking spaces to encourage greater use of public transport, Opposition transport spokesman John Hargreaves says. Commenting on a survey which showed increased satisfaction with ACTION, Mr Hargreaves said something had to be done to attract people who had a choice to use Read more…

The bus hubbub we had to have

This week’s decision by the ACT Government to call tenders for the operation of Canberra’s buses was as opportunistic as it was predictable. A full-on industrial dispute at election time, albeit a federal election, never did the liberal party any harm. But to take on “the bullies” of the Transport Read more…

ACTION knows where it went wrong

It is refreshing to see a major Government transport undertaking admitting that it has made a couple of ‘blues’. Generally, the Government and the bureaucracy never admit to making mistakes although the boners might be of monumental and hugely costly proportions. I suppose that’s a development of the old principle Read more…

Bus plan for Canberra

Canberra, Tuesday.—A two-man inquiry into Canberra’s bus system has recommended the introduction of one-man buses to ease present heavy losses. The report has been sent to the Minister for the Interior, Mr. W. S. Kent Hughes, whose department runs Canberra buses. The report also discusses economies in the ministerial and Read more…