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You have to work on the Monday after Anzac Day but it’s a special bus driver’s holiday

SHANE Rattenbury is warning that ACTION will be providing modified bus services on Monday 27 April 2015 as a result of a service holiday. To help offset any disruption, the services will be free all day. “This year ANZAC Day (25 April) falls on a Saturday and therefore, according to the ACT Government’s enterprise agreement, […]

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Manuka business petitions for a lunchtime Barton shuttle bus

STEVE Doszpot has received a petition from the Manuka Business Association calling for a shuttle bus from the parliamentary zone to Manuka and Kingston during busy from 12 noon to 2:30pm Monday to Friday. The petition received nearly 1800 signatures. “The ACT government seems to be more focused on light rail than delivering the public […]

Toot Toot! Capital Metro consortia unveiled

SIMON Corbell says two world-leading consortia have been shortlisted to deliver the first-stage of Canberra’s light rail network. The two consortia, ACTivate and Canberra Metro, contain some of the world’s biggest and most respected companies when it comes to delivering major infrastructure projects and operating successful public transport networks. The successful consortia will now progress […]

The Commonwealth coughs up for some animal fences and traffic lights under Black Spot funding

ASSISTANT Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Senator Zed Seselja have announced $2.7 million in funding for 4 Black Spot projects across Canberra. “These projects are expected to prevent 25 injury crashes over 10 years, delivering economic benefits of around $18 million,” Mr Briggs said. “Black Spot projects target dangerous roads to […]

$11,000 for a cardboard tram?

ALISTAIR Coe has discovered the cardboard tram used by Simon Corbell to promote light rail earlier this year cost $11,320. “It’s ridiculous but unsurprising that the cardboard tram which was used by ACT Labor over four weeks during January and February cost $11,000. Only Simon Corbell could make sure a cardboard popup would cost this […]

Toot toot! Railways Association thinks a railway is the answer for Canberra!

SIMON Corbell has welcomed an independent report by the Australian Railway Association (ARA) that shows light rail is a perfect fit for Canberra, is appropriate for a city of our population size and density, will increase active transport use and will benefit the entire ACT economy. “The report, released today at the Light Rail 2015 […]

Fyshwick smash

FIREFIGHTERS and intensive care paramedics are currently on scene on Canberra Ave, Fyshwick at a multi vehicle crash. Three cars and one motorcyclist are involved in the crash ACT Fire & Rescue is using hydraulic rescue tools to remove the roof from one of the vehicles to free a patient. ACT Ambulance Service is assessing […]

Shane on a train as the ‘City of Canberra’ gets under steam

SHANE Rattenbury has launched the ‘City of Canberra’, a historic 6029 Beyer-Garratt steam locomotive, the largest and most powerful of its class in Australia. (It should be noted this naming was news on December 15 last year.) “The locomotive has been lovingly restored over the past seven years by the Australian Railway Historical Society – […]

Feds reward asset sales with $60 million for light rail

ANDREW Barr says the Capital Metro project will receive an injection of around $60 million in Commonwealth funding under an agreement with Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey. “The Commonwealth will make a contribution to this investment under its Asset Recycling Initiative. Under this scheme the Territory is eligible for a 15 percent bonus from the Commonwealth […]

Mick wants your thoughts on Tuggeranong traffic management

MICK Gentleman says evaluations of the effectiveness of two traffic management schemes rolled out in Tuggeranong in mid-2014 are now underway. “The ACT Government acted upon complaints about speeding, rat running and dangerous intersections in Chisholm, Richardson, Gilmore, Macarthur, Fadden and Gowrie,” Mick said. “The measures have now been in place for over six months. […]