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NXTBUS data goes live for app makers

SHANE Rattenbury says the live ACTION bus data feed through the NXTBUS system is now publically available allowing developers to produce apps so that passengers can track their bus from their smart phone or android device. “ACTION’s new NXTBUS system, which allows people to track bus departure times, has been proving popular with bus passengers […]

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The mighty 6029 steam locomotive to now be known as “The City of Canberra”

SHANE Rattenbury has climbed aboard the mighty historic 6029 steam locomotive, which is now ready to safely take its maiden voyage since being restored. “The Australian Railway Historical Society ACT Division has spent seven years working on the locomotive,” Shane said. “Now fully restored, the 265-tonne 6029 Beyer-Garratt steam locomotive is the largest and most […]

Roads re-opening after the rain

THE ACT Government is advising motorists and other road users that Oaks Estate Crossing, Point Hut Crossing and Uriarra Crossing are now open. The crossings were previously closed due to flooding. The following roads remain closed: Sunshine Crossing Angle Crossing For up-to-date information on road closures please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

End of the road for the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust

SIMON Corbell says the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust will be dissolved and that the ACT Government is now exploring new funding models for key road safety initiatives. Simon said the entry of additional compulsory third party insurers to the ACT market meant it was appropriate to terminate the current arrangement. “The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust […]

Nightrider to drop you somewhere near your door

SHANE Rattenbury has climbed onto a Nightrider bus this morning to launch the returning summer service of night buses dropping drunks home without troubling the taxi service. “Following feedback from the community earlier this year, the Nightrider now has more services to the suburbs. The bus will drop people off at the nearest bus stop […]

Toot! Toot! Capital Metro to rumble though planning controls

MICK Gentleman has given the light rail line to Gungahlin a boost by legislating to remove planning controls over Capital Metro. “These changes are needed to ensure the first stage of the Capital Metro project can continue to progress smoothly without any potential lengthy legal delays,” Mick said. The Planning and Development (Capital Metro) Legislation […]

NCA to be grilled on Parliamentary Zone paid parking

THE National Capital Authority (NCA) will be asked to discuss the effects of changed parking arrangements in the Parliamentary zone at the biannual public hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories (NCET) on Thursday. The NCA manages the Commonwealth’s interest in the planning and development of Canberra and the […]

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What do you think about 40 zones?

SHANE Rattenbury is asking Canberrans to share their thoughts on proposed boundaries for 40 kilometre per hour (40 km/h) speed limit precincts in Canberra’s group centres. “The ACT Government started introducing 40 km/h speed limits in Canberra’s town centres in 2011 after being introduced via the first Greens-Labor Parliamentary Agreement. They have now been successfully […]

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 […]