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Motorcycle lane filtering trial to start February 1

SHANE Rattenbury says a two-year trial of motorcycle lane filtering will commence in the ACT from Sunday February 1. “Motorcycle lane filtering is when a motorcyclist moves between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. This allows motorcyclists to move quickly and safely away from congested areas of traffic,” Mr Rattenbury said. “The […]

Nightrider numbers on the up

SHANE Rattenbury says there was an increase in patronage for the ACTION Nightrider bus service over the 2014-15 festive season. “ACTION recorded 3,117 boardings on Nightrider this year which represents a 21 per cent increase on last year,” Shane said. “This is the highest total patronage on record since 2011-12. It proves the growing attractiveness […]

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.