Territory And Municipal Services have a guide to avoiding a traffic snarl with royal viewing tomorrow:
The best viewing spots will be on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin as the royal couple will be transferred by water from Government House to the Floriade site.
ACTION’s Blue Rapid 300 series (300, 312, 313, 314, 315, 318 and [...]
It has come to my attention that there is a serious disregard for the law by no lesser citizens than our own ACT bus drivers. Every day, from morning ’til night and beyond, in a complete and flagrant display of law-breaking, buses enter the T2/Bus transit lane heading northward from Woden.
“Well what’s wrong with that?” [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the launch of the much anticipated draft Transport for Canberra policy
Last week we noted that Google Maps had added ACTION timetable data enabling the use of google maps trip planning with the bus routes.
This works both for the maps app on smartphones as well as google maps in web browsers.
Today Simon Corbell has officially announced it:
A new online journey planner which can be accessed from [...]
Whilst fiddling around tonight with Google maps I made an astonishing discovery, public transit data is available for Canberra.
This means using the directions function in Google Maps, you can select where you are, where you want to go, and when you want to get there, and Google will tell you the best way to do [...]
I was driving North on Northbourne Ave yesterday towards the Dickson intersection at 2.45pm. There was a fairly long line of cars in the lane to turn right into Antil St, so I decided to go straight instead. As I approached the red lights, I noticed the bus driver getting out of his bus. I [...]
ACTION are warning of the services they’re unwilling to provide as potentially toxic smoke envelopes the Inner North.
ACTION bus services running in North Canberra have now recommenced. Services will be diverted away from Mitchell. School services in North Canberra will not operate this morning. It is expected that all school services will run as per [...]
[ 20 September, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The next Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting is at 7.30pm, Tuesday 20 September, Upstairs Belconnen Library Chandler Street, Belconnen.
The BCC will be holding a Transport Forum in 2 parts. Part 1 on Transport in Belconnen will be this month. Part 2 on Parking and Access in Belconnen Town Centre will be in Nov.
This month, Mr [...]
ACTION will be implementing a Real Time Passenger Information System by 2013, which aims to provide passengers with information about the timeliness of busses they’re trying to catch. All the available details are on the ACT Transport site.
I’m sure some people will find this interesting. Will you make use of the RTPIS when it is [...]
Deane’s are about to pull the plug on their airliner and there’s no Action buses going through Brindabella Park on the weekends.
I wonder if there is another capital city in the Western World with a similar lack of transport to and from its’ airport?
I can’t believe the damage that has recently been done (and fixed, well done) to the new bus shelters being erected in and around Canberra. This particularly applies to those down Northbourne Ave towards Civic.
I don’t catch buses often but feel for those that do and that they must suffer severe weather conditions as a [...]
Today we made a MyBus Android Market update.
The new feature allows you to search for bus routes by suburb. This will help first time users of Action buses, who don’t yet know which route number they need, as well as finding bus routes you don’t normally use.
This new feature links in to [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a road rage incident between a Land Cruiser and an ACTION bus which occurred yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, August 17) on Hopetoun Circuit in Yarralumla.
About 3.10pm, the bus carrying school children was on Hopetoun Circuit when a beige Toyota Land Cruiser attempted to overtake it, colliding with the side of [...]
Gungahlin Al has sent this one in, taken this very morning.
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The industrious Alistair Coe has revealed the fruits of his digging into ACTION breakdown statistics.
“Bus breakdowns have increased markedly over the past year and its unacceptable for Canberrans to be paying so much for an unreliable and infrequent bus service,” Mr Coe said.
“Last financial year, ACTION buses broke down more than 1400 times, which equates [...]
Territory And Municipal Services are warning that Tuggeranong bus users will need to head to Athllon Drive on Friday as the police are playing games in the bus station:
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that the Tuggeranong Bus Station will be temporarily closed between 8.30 am and 4 pm on Friday 12 [...]
Yesterday the Imagine Team met with Simon Corbell to discuss our App MyBus 2.0 and the availability of real time Bus data. The meeting was positive, with Simon confirming the government’s position that bus data should be made available Open Source.
As with the GPS bus stop and route data to be released under the GTFS, [...]
We’ve made a new feature available in a MyBus 2.0 Market update, and is what we hope is the beginning of the future of MyBus 2.0. Through a giant community effort on Open Street Map, members of the community have mapped out the bus stops around Canberra.
MyBus 2.0 can now show you a map with [...]
The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is savouring triumph in the Greens long struggle for a Park’n’Ride at Calwell shops:
“A Park’n’Ride in Calwell, along with a new REDEX-style direct service to the Parliamentary Triangle and Civic, would give families more transport options and boost the local economy and community.
“A Calwell Park and Ride would service a [...]
Back on 20 July we noted that bus services to the airport had been reduced.
But today in the interchange I came across the way that has been advertised.
There’s an impression of Canberra for visitors!
I have just come to work on a bus. As I was late (again!), I only just managed to catch it, and spent the first five minutes panting for breath.
But at one intersection, the bus driver hesitated as to where to go, and a guy sitting behind me roared out words to the effect of [...]
Andrew Barr has announced we’ve bought ourselves a Murrays Bus to advertise Floriade:
A Murrays 58-seater bus has been turned into a massive mobile advertisement for Floriade 2011 which will ferry thousands of passengers from Sydney to Canberra until the end of Floriade.
The Murrays Floriade Express will start operations on Monday 1 August to promote Floriade [...]
Simon Corbell has announced that despite having already committed to spending $12 million (pretty soon it adds up to real money) on a real time bus information system he’s now open to a public consultation over what it should be doing.
“The recent announcement of the successful tenderer for the first stage of this project has [...]
As seen in Civic this afternoon.
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Firstly, once again, we would like to thank the Canberra public for the continued support for our application and for the support for our push for the principles behind it.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been talking to the media about the ACT Government’s 12.5 million dollar tender, most of which was [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is making merry with Simon Corbell’s bus agreement.
“Despite all the talk from Mr Corbell’s predecessor and former Chief Minister Jon Stanhope, there is little progress on improving the efficiency of ACTION and taxpayers will continue to subsidise the network by almost $90 million every year,” Mr Coe said.
“Under this ‘new deal’ [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the agreement he’s reached with the Transport Workers Union to keep the buses rolling.
“It is important that the Government and the TWU reach a position quickly to ensure that bus services continue to run without interruption from industrial action, and this agreement is one that should prevent any further inconvenience to [...]
The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is celebrating some success for her calls that buses should run through the under construction suburbs of Molonglo to ensure new residents don’t succumb to the siren song of car ownership.
The Greens have outlined a sustainability strategy for Molonglo which includes:
- Bus-only priority routes on arterial roads to City/Barton/Russell
- Park’n’ride [...]
I want to store my luggage somewhere in the city before catching a coach from The Jolimont Centre.
Googling hasn’t yielded any options.
Does anyone know where travelers can store their bags in the city?
Territory and Municipal Services have announced that they’ve extended the time they’re taking to teach ACTION cutomers to tag off their cards when they get off the bus:
To assist patrons become more accustomed with the process of tagging on and off buses with their MyWay card, the ACT Government will extend the current transition period [...]
Territory And Municipal Services are warning that the bus drivers (apparently unable to organise postal or online voting) are taking lunch off work Thursday (16 June) to vote on their latest pay deal.
“The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has requested a meeting of their members to discuss and vote on ACTION’s certified agreement offer,” Mr Roncon [...]
A couple of times a week I catch the number 111 bus from Calwell to the city. In times past, this bus was not what you would call packed.
Yes, all the seats would be occupied by the time you were close to the city and maybe even by Woden, but it was not full [...]