Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury said it was “top of the agenda” to improve public transport in the Parliamentary Triangle.
“The Parliamentary Triangle is currently one of the most serviced areas in Canberra with 492 bus trips through the area each day. But under Network 14, due for implementation in the middle of this year, we’ll be making significant improvements,” he said.
“Under Network 14, there will be 602 trips through the area each day, in addition to the 405 that will travel along Commonwealth Avenue, which is close by to several of the major institutions.”
The changes will see Parliamentary Triangle service frequency increase to between one to seven minutes (rather than one to twelve minutes in the current network) in the morning peak and increase to between one to ten minutes in the afternoon peak (rather than one to fifteen minutes in the current network).
Mr Rattenbury said the ACT Government is working with the National Capital Authority to ensure effective promotion of the bus travel options to the area’s public servants.
“Staff from ACTION have already met twice this year with officials from the National Capital Authority to discuss how to best get information to public servants in the Parliamentary Triangle. I’m expecting to meet with the new head of the NCA – Mr Snow – soon to discuss a range of issues in person,” Mr Rattenbury said.