On the Action Bus website they have pdf timetables for their bus routes that includes times when Easy Access buses will be running. Easy Access is essentially a nice way of saying a new bus will be running on a route at a certain time rather than the dinosaur orange buses.
In theory this helps people [...]
On an otherwise mundane Monday, I witnessed an impressive near-miss on Alinga St, Civic, as my bus approached.
Being wary of the bus’s passenger side extended mirror, I stand back a good metre or so from the kerb until the bus stops. Not so this middle-aged man preoccupied with talking on his mobile. He continued his [...]
One question, what is with the appalling driving standards of ACTION drivers these days?
Last night travelling home from work is came across a roundabout on Athlon Drive. I was turning right, and so indicated nice and early and proceeded into the roundabout. As I was coming around to the traffic facing directly opposite me, an ACTION bus [...]
I’m curious as to the legalities of the mini bus lanes at many Canberra intersections. I understand that they are there to allow busses a head start on the green so they can merge more safely in heavy traffic. But all too many times I’ve had busses come barrelling up from behind when traffic [...]
Following on from the hate tweeting of the Blue Rapid service a reader has corresponded with Shane Rattenbury’s office and it appears hunting down the Blue Rapid is beyond the wit of TAMS:
This morning given it was a little gray and I was a little tired I thought I’d take the bus rather than ride my bike to work. I quickly popped online to see if I had any money on my myWay card. Imainge my surprise when $20 I put on back on the 21st was [...]
We’re going to have a lot of fun with dashboard cams in the years to come.
Richard sent in this noteworthy effort by one of ACTION’s beloved bus drivers.
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NotDingers has pointed out a rather interesting tender:
Description: Construction: Barton Bus Station
It’s certainly long needed down around National Circuit and Kings Avenue where the buses can really stack up at home time.
Territory and Municipal Services are letting you all know what they’re doing when over the great Easter disruption.
Here’s the skinny:
– The malingering thugs known as Bus drivers will be working a leisurely Sunday schedule for all four days of Easter so bad luck if you don’t have a car and wanted to see family.
– Canberra [...]
Shane Rattenbury has announced a competition to take the best photo of a hot air balloon, while riding an ACTION bus. Any of our regular photographers keen?
“The passenger who takes the best photo of a hot air balloon while travelling on an ACTION bus will win a balloon ride for two with Balloon Aloft.
“To enter, [...]
$10.5 million in the making, the Belconnen to City Transitway was launched today by Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
Or at least that’s what the press release says. In reality it has not yet been launched, but what can we expect from the Time Travelling bus-way.
“The Belconnen to City corridor on Barry Drive [...]
A friend posted this on Facebook and is OK with me reposting here.
Okay, I’ma get ranty.
So it’s the Canberra Centenary celebration this weekend, with a whole pile of events on during the day and evening on Monday (which of course is Canberra Day).
But Monday is a public holiday. Which means public holiday buses.
But wait, [...]
One of the worse thing about living in 2013 is the paid government operatives cluttering social media applauding each other and laughing at their bosses jokes. (That this is one of the worse things is probably a good reflection on how far we’ve come).
Owen has sent the above in with this note:
I take it Mayor [...]
Shane Rattenbury is celebrating the patronage figures for the centenary loop bus service:
Canberra’s new Centenary Loop bus has proven to be a success in its first month with passenger numbers averaging around 240 per day.
“I’m pleased to say that the Centenary Loop bus has been a very popular addition to Canberra’s attractions, and comments [...]
ACTION have announced they’re heading back to the room of mirrors:
A comprehensive review of Canberra’s bus network is underway with a focus on improving frequency and service delivery.
The Transport Planning team is currently conducting a detailed analysis of MyWay and census data, in addition to reviewing feedback from ACTION riders, bus drivers and the [...]
The Centenary team are putting the word out that you can leave the car at home as you join in the lakeside festivities for Canberra’s big day:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that ACTION will operate all buses free of charge,and will provide additional services to help Canberrans travel on [...]
STL Transit has made this fascinating video mapping the traffic of Action buses travelling around Canberra. It’s strangely hypnotic.
One weekday (from 5:00am to 1:00am) of transit activity in Canberra (ACT), Australia based on the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data made available by ACTION (http://www.action.act.gov.au/).
Is anyone else getting a late 80s/early 90s arcade beat-em up [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe has worked himself into a tizz over a mishap on a bus:
Minister Rattenbury confirmed in Estimates that ACTION has no written procedures for handling contaminations on board buses, said Shadow Transport Minister, Alistair Coe.
Yesterday, it was revealed in the media that a person with a blood borne virus alerted ACTION to [...]
TAMS are putting it out there that you might have a better time getting a free bus to The Show:
If you are planning on enjoying the fun and festivities of the 2013 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, on Friday 22 to Sunday 24 February 2013 at Exhibition Park, the most convenient way to get there is [...]
ACTION have announced a new website.
Nice to see a focus on finding the right bus, but did they have to make their twitter following the first order of business?
I follow Action buses on Twitter, not so I can be riveted by exciting bus news, but so i can find out if my bus has been cancelled or is late for some reason. I get the bus two days a week.
Over the past few days my family has been affected by some cancellations, and [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe doesn’t like what he’s seeing act ACTION:
According to the Government’s Half Yearly Performance Report, ACTION costs have soared and on-time performance has fallen to the worst in recent history, said the Shadow Minister for Transport, Alistair Coe.
The cost per passenger boarding has risen to $7.05 (up 10 per cent from the [...]
TAMS are letting the world know you don’t have to drive to the cricket on Wednesday:
Cricket fans attending the 2013 One Day International Commonwealth Bank Series on Wednesday 6 February 2013 are encouraged to catch a free ACTION bus to the match.
The match starts at 2.20 pm at Manuka Oval and will be the first [...]
Territory and Municipal Services have some suggestions for getting your children to school on the bus:
“After a long school holiday break, and with some children preparing to catch a bus to school for the first time, a reminder of some useful bus travel tips is sure to come in handy,” said Bren Burkevics, Acting Director, [...]
The Chief Minister is letting everyone know that ACTION are putting on a free “Centenary Loop” bus:
ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today launched ACTION’s Centenary loop bus, which will provide free daily transport to a range of the city’s top attractions throughout 2013.
“In celebration of Canberra’s Centenary, ACTION’s Route 100 offers locals and visitors a [...]
Shane Rattenbury is celebrating Nightrider patronage figures:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced that ACTION’s 2012 Nightrider bus service shuttled over 2,460 people safely home throughout December 2012, breaking the New Year’s Eve patronage record on the way.
“ACTION’s Nightrider service again proved to be a popular and affordable option for Canberrans to [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is letting us know of changes to the bus timetables:
“Based on data collected from the MyWay ticketing system, and feedback received from our bus drivers and customers over the past nine months, ACTION has made adjustments to the weekend timetable to improve the on-time running of buses,” Mr Rattenbury said. “The schedule has [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is calling for tenders to provide MyWay reloading around town:
“These ten additional MyWay reload providers will increase access to MyWay facilities for bus patrons, which is all part of making ACTION a more convenient and accessible service for Canberrans,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“The new recharge agents will expand the reload provider network to sites [...]
Last Friday (12 Jan 2013), I left home on my bicycle at 7:10. I reached Osbourne Dr in Macgregor and waited for the 7:27am 703 bus. It arrived bu did not have a bike rack. The next 703 bus arrived at 7:47 and also did not have a bike rack. Finally I caught [...]
The ABC has word on an RMIT study on Canberra’s public transport policy which is less than kind.
The national study by a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) academic found Canberra was no where near meeting any of its sustainable transport targets.
It says the national capital has experienced a sustained decline in public transport [...]
Shane Rattenbury has announced a fare increase for the ACTION bus network:
“From 4 February 2013, MyWay bus fares will increase by five percent and there will be changes to monthly trip caps,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“The fare changes reflect rising costs of operation and improvements to the public transport system. The last increase in bus fares [...]
The ACT Government is busily publishing their Christmas service details.
To that end we have the Canberra Connect shopfront hours.
But ACTION have also let it be known which of their confusing array of services schedules will be in effect.
And there we have the precious snowflake known as the “Christmas Day Timetable.
And there we find the [...]