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Transport (3359 Stories)

World-leading consortia express interest in Capital Metro project

By 23 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government will be able to choose from four world-class consortia for the delivery of the first stage of Canberra’s light rail network, Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, announced yesterday.
“Four private sector consortia, consisting of local, national and international companies, have submitted an expression of interest for the first stage of Canberra’s light [...]

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the community to enjoy the festive season responsibly.
“The summer period is a busy time for everyone, with Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and upcoming events which attract large crowds, such [...]

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order.
I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can only [...]

Automotive places open over xmas holidays?

By 17 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Just curious if anyone knows of any mechanics that are open over the christmas holidays? I urgently need work done to my car, preferrably in the next two weeks.
Cheers guys!

Taxi drivers stealing phones

By 17 December 2014
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After enjoying a sensible night in Civic a little while ago now, and before I had met my beautiful fiancé, I had an incident with a lovely lady, a devious taxi driver, and my phone.
I remember being happily driven to an abode which was not mine at about 2am. Unexpectedly, and not by my volition, [...]

Road resealing on Ipswich Street today

By 14 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ipswich Street closure map

The ACT Government wishes to advise that Ipswich Street in Fyshwick, between Barrier Street and Canberra Avenue, will be closed for resealing today, Sunday 14 December 2014.
Following consultation with local businesses, the work has been scheduled for a Sunday so as to minimise inconvenience.
The following alternative routes will be in place between 7 am and [...]

Andrew Barr speaks with Steven Bailey exclusively on his first big day

By 11 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Yesterday Andrew Barr was elected unopposed as Leader of the Labor Party, and today he will be elected unopposed as Chief Minister. First Ministers have a choice to make: crash or crash through, or to slide along politely with one cheek aloft of each side of an ever encroaching barbed wire fence. Andrew is not [...]

William Hovell Drive speed camera

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Apparently speed cameras are installed in black spots and are NOT used for revenue raising. Driving along William Hovel Drive between Coulter Drive and Bindubi Street I noticed some construction going on. A length of Armco fence and a very large reinforcing tube to go into the ground. This is on the left heading towards [...]

Tailgaters and aggressive drivers… WHY?

By 10 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Believe it or not, I’ve never received a speeding ticket, lost a demerit point or been penalised for the conduct of my driving. At this early stage in the article, I am resisting with all my might not to flounder into a tirade about parking tickets in the ACT. I won’t… I promise. Luck has [...]

Slow down on the Kings Highway this summer

By 9 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is calling on motorists to slow down and drive safely on the Kings Highway this summer, as part of the Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership summer campaign.
The campaign, which launched today (Tuesday 9 December) outside Bungendore, urges drivers to ‘slow down or be caught’ as they head to the south coast along the [...]

If it’s harder to get a cab in Bunda Street, does that mean clearer air in Beijing?

By 9 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury announced in a press release over the weekend what he called the launch of the first stage of the Bunda Street “shareway project”. Quote “The revitalised Bunda Street will become a shared space for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, rather than a traditional street design which prioritises [...]

Safer Christmas holiday driving tips for Canberra driver

By 5 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

It is a privilege to drive on public roads, not a right.
Public roads are for safe, cheap transport of people and goods, not racing.
People of widely varying abilities who exceed minimum standards are permitted to use public roads and you are required to share the road with them, showing them every courtesy.
Don’t Tailgate
Leave a 3 [...]

Road safety initiatives to continue after NRMA Road Safety Trust ends

By 5 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, has announced that the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust will be dissolved, but its legacy of its work will continue as the government explores new funding models for key road safety initiatives.
Mr Corbell said the entry of additional compulsory third party insurers to the ACT market meant it was appropriate to terminate the [...]

It’s not legal, but will that stop Canberrans using Uber…?

By 3 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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My much travelled brother – who once said to me “I think I could organize tours of the trouble spots of the world” – commented on how we complain about bureaucracy and how it gets in the way but then described sitting in a restaurant next to a stinking open drain in some third world [...]

Diversions to ACTION’s services on section of Constitution Avenue

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Constitution Avenue diversion map

Commencing Monday 1 December 2014, ACTION will implement diversions to all bus services that use Constitution Avenue in the City between London Circuit and Coranderrk Street. The changes will be in place for weekday and weekend services and for the duration of the Constitution Avenue upgrade works.
“Constitution Avenue is a major thoroughfare for buses, with [...]

When a Red Traffic Arrow Needs Explanation

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Are we, as a society, officially doomed when we need a sign to tell us what needs to happen if the traffic arrows are red?
The image was taken turning right onto Gungahlin Drive from Gundaroo Drive.
I’m trying to think of any circumstance that would require the signage in the image.  Maybe someone went through the red arrow [...]

Repairs to a water main in the city means lane closure on Cooyong Street

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users there will be lane closures to a short section of Cooyong Street in the City this Saturday 22 November 2014, to allow ACTEW Water to make crucial repairs to a water main.
The works will only affect the westbound section of Cooyong Street between Mort [...]

Registration for cyclists – how about a smart-helmet?

By 18 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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We all hear calls from time to time for cyclists to pay vehicle registration, have a numberplate, and generally be held accountable for their behaviour on the road. A Sydney designer reckons he’s found the solution. Toby King has presented his idea of a ‘smart-hat’ or ‘smart-helmet’ to Mosman Council. Duncan Gay, Minister for Roads [...]

Safer and easier school drop off at Radford College

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of closures on Haydon Drive in Bruce, to allow for construction of a second entrance to Radford College. The second entrance will alleviate traffic congestion during peak school drop off and pick up times.
Works will commence from Monday 10 November 2014 and are expected [...]

Tramway, Shamway, Light Rail is the Right Rail

By 3 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’m back form my overseas hols and am an even more ardent supporter of light rail than I was before I left.
Being a very parochially Tuggeranonite, I always wanted the Tuggers to Woden route to be the second leg of the rollout. I reckon that Athllon Drive is a made for purpose thoroughfare and that [...]

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids.
The Capital Metro project has tremendous [...]

Transfer of car between family members

By 17 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi,
I was just after some advice after speaking with Canberra Connect the other day when updating my registration details.
My wife and I separated around 6 months ago. Our car has always been in my name. While I was at the shop front on another matter, I asked the staff member what I would need to [...]

Seek a refund from ACTION for overcharging

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I have just been in contact with ACTION due to my card being overcharged for some transactions – depending upon the timing of you tagging on vs when the bus changes over route numbers at the start of / end of a route or turnaround on a route, the system thinks that you are on [...]

Who manufactures ACT street signs?

By 14 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi All.
Anyone else noticed the lack of proof-reading street signs?
Forrest Dr, National Arboretum (should read Forest Dr)
Form 2 Lane, Yarra Glen (lack of plural)
Recycling Center, throughout Gungahlin Town Centre (that American influence…)
Surely there are some others out there. Are the signs manufactured locally? If so wouldn’t the sign-producers know better? Who lets the final design [...]

Capital Metro a billion dollar idea going off the rails

By 13 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The ACT Government plans to invite expressions of interest from 31 October for a private consortium to build, own and operate a light rail system for a period of 20 years.
The Capital Metro light rail, or tramway, will come into service in 2019 along a 12 km track between Gungahlin and Civic via Dickson. The [...]

Do ACT Police care about red light runners?

By 11 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I saw this media release recently, and thought to myself ‘about time!’  I cycle to work on the days I can, and a long part of my trip takes me down Belconnen Way.
Every morning I ride, I guarantee that at the intersections of Belconnen Way and Lathlain St / Bindubi St, Haydon Drive and Gungahlin Drive, [...]

Illogical bicycle laws

By 27 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra has introduced new laws regarding bicycles on roads:
Cycling safety advocates have welcomed a planned trial of new minimum passing distances for drivers overtaking bike riders on ACT roads.
Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced the trial of mandated minimum distances, requiring drivers to leave one metre when passing in speed zones of up to 60 km/h and [...]

Drivers urged to stay safe over long weekend

By 27 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is urging Canberra drivers to stay safe over the Community Day long weekend, when police will be conducting high-visibility patrols.
Traffic Operations Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson said with large numbers of motorists travelling in and out of Canberra over the long weekend, drivers are reminded to obey speed limits, take regular breaks and [...]

Parking Uni House style

By 24 September 2014
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Caught at lunch time yesterday at Uni house ANU… nice small car took two spots!!!! Displayed no parking permit as well! Moral car owner of the year, hope he got two fines for taking two spots.

Those parking changes – will it mean 4 wheels good, 2 wheels better?

By 24 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Motorbikes are fun.
Although if you find yourself unexpectedly airborne on one it’s a good idea to at least have your feet on the pegs when you come back to earth as my left knee reminds me if I don’t exercise it constantly.
Bicycles are great – from a design and engineering point of view, efficiency, the [...]

New user-friendly website for rego

By 17 September 2014

A new rego.act website has been launched to make it easier for users to access important information.
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said the new website would provide a more efficient service for the ACT community.
“New features include a search function, user-friendly menus, regularly updated news items, video capability and improved usability for smart phones and tablets,” Mr [...]

1733 drivers caught speeding during July and August

By 5 September 2014

ACT Policing caught 1733 drivers speeding throughout July and August as part of its joint campaign with the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate asking Canberrans to Stop Pushing the Limits.
Of the 1733 drivers caught speeding over the eight-week period, 1174 were issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) and 559 drivers were issued with [...]

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