25 September 2023

Transport network to catch more buses

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Updated plans for a new public transport network for the ACT have been announced by the Minister for Transport, Meegan Fitzharris following extensive public consultation.

The plans will provide more buses, more often, seven days a week.

“A number of changes have been made to the new network, which will be complemented by a range of services to support commuters thanks to the community’s suggestions,” Ms Fitzharris said.

“The new network of buses and light rail will make it easier for Canberrans to get where they want to go, offering a genuine alternative to driving, seven days a week.”

She said $43 million had already been allocated for the addition of 80 buses. There would also be new infrastructure and more customer service officers.

“To get more people using public transport we will be providing a month of free travel on the new network for MyWay card users,” the Minister said.

She said that during the consultation more than 13,000 pieces of feedback were received.

“As a result, we have made changes to a number of routes.

“I acknowledge the new network will involve changes for some users, but we need to strike a balance which makes public transport as attractive as possible to all people, including both new and existing passengers.”

Ms Fitzharris said 37 changes had been made across the 58 routes in the regular network and an additional 78 school services had been added following consultation on the network.

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