Try the buses says Shane

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WITH pay parking arriving in the Parliamentary Triangle tomorrow Shane Rattenbury is encouraging workers in that zone to try his bus network.

“Now is the perfect opportunity for workers in the Parliamentary Triangle to make the switch to buses and enjoy the significant cost savings and convenience they provide,” Shane said.

“ACTION’s new Network 14 provides significant improvements to bus travel in the Parliamentary Triangle, with an 18% increase in services. Under Network 14, there will be 602 trips through the area each day, in addition to the 405 that will travel along Commonwealth Avenue, which is close to several of the major institutions.

“This has seen Parliamentary Triangle service frequency increase to between one to seven minutes (rather than one to twelve minutes in the previous network) in the morning peak and increase to between one to ten minutes in the afternoon peak (rather than one to fifteen minutes in the previous network).

“ACTION is really modernising its service. In addition to the new NXTBUS system, which allows passengers to access the arrival time of their bus from their work station or while on the go, the ACT Government has also recently improved bus infrastructure in the Parliamentary Triangle. This has included upgrades to bus stops on Russell Drive, Kings Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue as well as the new Barton bus station.”

Mr Rattenbury said the ACT Government has worked closely with the National Capital Authority (NCA) to ensure effective promotion of the many bus travel options to the area’s public servants.

For more information visit the ACTION website at www.action.act.gov.au or call the ACTION bus information line on 13 17 10.

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