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Shane’s special buses now servicing Tuggeranong

SHANE Rattenbury says the ACT Government’s free flexible bus service is now available to transport disadvantaged residents in Tuggeranong. “There have been over 819 boardings on the flexible bus service since it commenced on 1 September 2014 and its expansion into Tuggeranong suburbs including, but not limited to, Kambah, Wanniassa, Isabella Plains, Gordon and Banks […]

Yarralumla trees an unexpected victim of Parliamentary Triangle pay parking

A reader with an interest in matters botanical has sent us pictures from along Alexandrina Drive. The introduction of pay parking in the Parliamentary Triangle has a great number of intrepid souls parking under the trees and riding bicycles to their offices. The problem that arises is the parking along the lake shore was never […]

On Cup Day a representative of the regulator announces CTP insurance is going up

KAREN Doran, a representative of the ACT Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Regulator, has announced that CTP insurance premiums charged by NRMA Insurance for ACT motor vehicles will increase with effect from 1 December 2014. “The new premium for a family car insured by NRMA will be $588.60 – a small increase of $10.40 or 1.8 […]

Light rail business case and the light of day

It’s all hosannas and hallelujahs for the glories of light rail today. The long awaited business case has been released. And the ACT Government has pushed out a video on how great it will be. Tweets have been tweeted. Business case released today, @KatyGMLA addressing the media — Capital Metro ACT (@CapitalMetroACT) October 31, […]


Tharwa bridge closures

ROADS ACT is warning road users of a series of closures on Tharwa Bridge to allow for maintenance work starting on Monday 27 October 2014. The closures will be in effect daily from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, Monday 27 October 2014 to Friday 31 October 2014. The bridge closure will mean […]


What Brisbane’s ferries can teach us about funding public transport

By Barbara T.H. Yen, Griffith University Traditional funding sources are becoming inadequate to meet public transport demands in Australian cities, despite the broad economic and social benefits public transport brings, such as cost savings associated with reduced traffic congestion, productivity through improved job creation, competitiveness and livability. In 2013 around two-thirds of Australia’s population resided […]

And the survey says… Late night bus users want to be dropped off close to home

SHANE Rattenbury has the unsurprising news that very few people fancy a late night hike from Belconnen to West Macgregor. “ACTION asked the community whether they would prefer a higher frequency service consisting of three rapid bus routes dropping passengers at major town centres or bus stations to the current model which drops passengers at […]