25 September 2023

Public transport consultation just the ticket

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Transport Canberra has released a proposed new transport network for the ACT, and is inviting public comment.

Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris said the network would integrate buses with light rail.

“The proposed network delivers a city-wide integrated public transport system that can move people around our city quickly and efficiently, providing a real alternative to the car,” Ms Fitzharris said.

She said 10 Rapid routes would be spread across the city.

“This delivers one additional Rapid route, travelling from Denman Prospect, through Wright and Coombs and the Inner South to the City,” Ms Fitzharris said.

She said that under the new network, more than 55 per cent of Canberrans would live within walking distance of a Rapid bus or light rail stop.

“There will be services at least every 15 minutes along Rapid transport corridors from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday,” Ms Fitzharris said.

“The new network also seeks to improve school bus services, offering all schools across the ACT more frequent services on the main network, rather than dedicated school services.”

She said the aim was to offer walking or catching the bus to school as the norm, making getting to school by bus easy and quick.

“The new network significantly increases trips past schools, and students will now be able to get to school via the regular network and, if not, dedicated bus services will operate,” Ms Fitzharris said.

“We also want to make sure children are safe getting the bus and in interchanges, so Transport Canberra will increase customer service staff at interchanges.”

Information about the proposed new network, including details on how to contribute a comment, can be accessed at this PS News link.

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