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Majura Parkway southbound to Fairbairn Avenue opens up

ANOTHER section of Majura Parkway has opened this afternoon, the southbound section of road to Fairbairn Avenue. “The southbound section of the Majura Parkway opened to traffic between the Federal Highway and Fairbairn Avenue this afternoon,” Tony Gill, Director, Roads ACT says. “This follows the opening of the northbound section of road last week which […]

New bus timetable from Monday

SHANE Rattenbury is reminding bus users ACTION’s new weekday timetable starts on Monday 18 May. ”The timetable adjustments will improve on-time running and provide better spacing of services, as well as later morning Xpresso services, more frequent morning Blue and Red Rapid services and better options from local town centres such as Erindale Centre and […]

More mobile speed cameras on the way

SHANE Rattenbury says the Budget will provide additional funding for mobile speed camera operations. “An evaluation of the ACT road safety camera program undertaken by the University of New South Wales showed a significant reduction in speed and casualty crashes following the introduction of mobile cameras in 1999,” Shane said. “Mean percentile speeds reduced by […]

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Part of the Majura Parkway now open

MICK Gentleman and Zed Seselja have officially opened the northbound section of Majura Parkway, north of Fairbairn Avenue. “The opening of Majura Parkway’s northbound carriageway today, north of Fairbairn Avenue, was a major milestone for the Majura Parkway project which will greatly benefit Canberra commuters and visitors to the region,” Zed said. “This important investment […]

Smart parking coming to Canberra as industry consultation kicks off

ANDREW Barr says the benefits of Smart Parking are a step closer with the start of consultation with industry on the Smart Parking trial. “Smart Parking is a system that is able to capture real time information on available parking spots by using technology such as in-ground sensors,” Andrew said. “Using smart phone apps and […]

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What is the ACT Government hiding in the speed camera review?

ALISTAIR Coe says the Canberra Liberals will again ask the ACT Labor government to release a report into speed cameras in the ACT. “The government received the report in June last year and has refused to release it,” Alistair Coe said. “After ongoing problems with speed cameras in the ACT, the government commissioned the University […]

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Bunda St shareway in the running for a national award

SHANE Rattenbury informs us the Bunda Street Shareway project is a finalist in the 2015 Planning Institute of Australia National Awards for Planning Excellence. “GTA Consultants and McGregor Coxall as well as Roads ACT in the ACT Government were recognised for the project’s innovative design in December 2014 when they were announced an ACT finalist,” […]

ACTION gasping for more social media followers

SHANE Rattenbury says ACTION is running a ‘Keep in Touch’ campaign, encouraging passengers to sign up to email alert services or to follow ACTION on social media to keep abreast of latest service changes and information. “ACTION has a variety of ways in which they communicate with passengers about service changes or improvements. This includes […]

From his back pocket Simon produces a review supporting the light rail business case

IN the wake of yesterday’s scathing assessment of Capital Metro in the Financial Review Simon Corbell has today released a review of the business case, which he’s been sitting on since October 2014. “Prior to the public release of the business case, Capital Metro Agency engaged academic reviewer, Professor Derek Scrafton from University of South […]

Fighting breaks out over light rail cancellation costs

SIMON Corbell says the Canberra Liberals’ threats to cancel the Capital Metro project if elected will cost ACT taxpayers potentially hundreds of millions of dollars and put at risk thousands of jobs. “The Canberra Liberals’ threats will see costs of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars for no return,” Simon said. “Alistair Coe is promising […]

Economists line up in the Financial Review to throw rocks at Canberra’s light rail

CANBERRA’S Capital Metro plans are gaining national attention with the Australian Financial Review recruiting a conga line of economists and public policy experts (click the top link) to cast doubt on the merits of the project. ANU Crawford School of Public Policy adjunct associate professor Leo Dobes said there was a “disturbing lack of facts […]

Liberals threaten to tear up light rail contracts if elected

ALISTAIR Coe says the Victorian Labor Government has set an important precedent for cancelling any contract signed by ACT Labor regarding light rail. “Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that the signed contracts with the successful East West Link Consortium would be cancelled with a 3 percent penalty of the total contract price,” Alisair said. […]