ACTION are doing the free bus thing for the dawn service, which is nice.
Services will depart from all major bus stations – Gungahlin, Tuggeranong, Woden, City ?and Belconnen –to the War Memorial from 4 am. ?Return services will depart 20 minutes after the Dawn Service concludes.
Parking at the War Memorial will be limited so if [...]
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 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 [...]
The Motorists have unleashed ten separate motoring and transport policies.
Let’s get through them then.
1. Roads and alternative transport
The Motorist Party recognises the automobile: car, truck, four wheel drive, bus or motorcycle, as the primary mode of transport as it is the most convenient method for ACT residents.
2. Public transport
The Motorist Party recognises the need [...]
Showing the other parties what policy development looks like the Greens have announced a plan for light rail as well as a handy summary:
The ACT Greens will:
– Commit to building light rail for Canberra
— $200 million initial Government funding committed to light rail;
— An ACT-wide light rail master plan, covering existing and developing areas;
– Construction [...]
The very expensive looking History-in-Action website has come to my attention.
Apparently part of the Centenary of Canberra celebrations it’s supposed to be offering historical exploration of Canberra via bus routes and regions.
I’m really not sure about it, but I’m positive some of you will have opinions.
Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) is requesting inner south residents to take the time to complete a Transport Survey so that their views may be forwarded to the ACT Govt. The more people that participate in the survey the more valid it is in reflecting the overall opinion of residents.
The survey can be [...]
Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) will hold a Transport Forum on Tuesday 17 April at Eastlake Football Club, Kingston at 7pm.
We have invited the ACT Government Transport planners to let us know what’s in the draft strategy and where it’s up to following the recent consultation. This strategy has broad implications for everyone – [...]
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced a big upgrade of the disability access of Canberra’s bus stops:
Chief Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, announced today that a project to upgrade 300 bus stops across Canberra to improve accessibility for people with disabilities is now well underway with the first 75 completed.
“This program [...]
Our second car is currently out of rego, waiting for the Christmas tide to turn and money to start flowing again. My wife was going to take the kids for a trip to the mall tomorrow, which means using [gasp] public transport.
Now for an adult with 3 children, one under 5, the cash fare for [...]
Everyone who’s ever relied on buses to get to work knows the feeling.
They’re running slightly late in the morning and start stressing and cutting things out of their morning routine to get to the bus stop on time. Maybe it’s finishing the cup of coffee, maybe it’s a quick but vital trip to the [...]
G’day. iTranzit – Canberra is now available.
What is it?
iTranzit is an app for public transport in Canberra.
Find out when the Next Service is. Routes / Stops, Timetables, Route maps, Rider alerts and more.
Works on all devices.
iTranzit works on pretty much on all Phones, Tablets and Desktops. Access anytime, anywhere.
Give it a go.
Visit http://canberra.itranzit.com/ and bookmark [...]
ACT Light Rail today provided the ACT Government with their submission in response to the draft ‘Transport for a Sustainable City 2011-2031’ transport planning document.
Mr Damien Haas, Chair of ACT Light Rail, said that the plan was a disappointment in that it was locking Canberra into a high density, congested, car-dependent culture – while the [...]
The Canberra Times has a piece blaming light rail fans in Canberra for the ever more expensive and less useful bus service.
Dr Mees revealed his submission to Environment Minister Simon Corbell yesterday, saying the Government’s plan ”is fundamentally flawed, because it perpetuates the policy mistakes that have seen public transport in Canberra decline at [...]
The University of Canberra have posted this video with the following note:
In this talk the ACT’s Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell MLA, outlines future directions of the ACT’s planning, transport and climate change policies in the context of the built environment and transport provision.
Simon Corbell has announced the launch of the much anticipated draft Transport for Canberra policy
The Transport for Canberra policy is being released this morning, but the Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is already disappointed:
“Like many in the community, we’ve waited years for the new Transport for Canberra policy. It is supposed to reveal how the ACT will cut transport emissions in line with our 40% greenhouse gas reduction target,” said Ms [...]
Following on from Zed’s cost of living spray this morning the Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is asking what he plans to do about transport costs:
“Today Mr Seselja pointed to ABS statistics showing the high costs to Canberrans of fuel and transport,” said Greens Transport spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA.
“This is absolutely true, and it is a [...]
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?
GCC’s August meeting is on tonight (second Wednesday each month as usual) from 7.30pm at the Gungahlin Library downstairs conference room.
Special guest is Simon Corbell, ACT Minister for a whole bunch of things that are near and dear to the people of Gungahlin – transport and planning chief among them.
No doubt the prioritised public transport for [...]
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 [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is letting us know she’s been chatting with Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall.
Sadly I’m blowed if I can find an actual outcome from the discussion but here’s some of the things htye’ve been chatting about:
– Canberra Avenue bus lanes.
– Queanbeyan pumping its crap into our lake
– The Queanbeyan ring road
– Doing something jointly [...]
Following on from yesterday’s launch of the infrastructure plan and the Liberals’ lack of enthusiasm the Greens’ Caroline le Couteur has also expressed her disappointment:
“The plan is largely a re-announcement of a succession of ACT government capital works – it’s the budget with pictures,” said Ms Le Couteur.
“The plan acknowledges the need to reduce our [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan has announced the release of a discussion paper titled: “A Better Transport Solution for Gungahlin and Wider Canberra”:
The paper argues for a greater commitment to sustainable transport and critically analyses the Government’s approach to transport planning.
“The ACT Greens want to see real transport solutions – solutions that will create convenient, [...]
Territory And Municipal Services have released their report into the operation of the NightRider bus service this summer.
Key Learnings from the trial were:
1. The service could not be seen to be cost effective in its current design at an average cost of $157 per passenger
2. The service carried most passengers on New Year’s Eve and [...]
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 [...]
The Greens Amanda Bresnan is calling for a change to the way the ACT Government plans road projects.
Sadly not to build bigger and better roads, but rather they want us to consider the ways that less roads will lead to less road use.
Amanda Bresnan, ACT Greens transport spokesperson, cited a new report from the Victorian [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is having a go at Simon Corbell for not having any grand plans for public transport in Canberra:
“Ten years ago in the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services, Mr Corbell said that:
…measures to actively reduce emissions arising from transport use need to be actively pursued. One key initiative is to [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan has penned a lengthy screed on why the ACT Budget should invest more on public transport when it is released today.
Apparently we want Canberra to be more like Bogota, ready supplies of cheap high quality blow would certainly be appreciated by many Canberrans.
But the intriguing thing is timing.
Treasurer Katy Gallagher was [...]
Inveterate bandwagon jumper Caroline Le Couteur has called for the ACT Government to develop a peak oil strategy.
“It’s incredible that there is not a single reference to ‘peak oil’ in any of the Government’s major planning, transport, infrastructure or climate change plans”, said Caroline Le Couteur.“The Canberra Liberals confirmed their credentials as fossil fuel fossils [...]
MyWay cards are now available to the general community including school and tertiary students.
Using the new MyWay cards will be easy and the majority of passengers will enjoy cheaper travel. Passengers will just have to remember to tag on at the start and tag off at the end of the journey. Tagging off ensures the [...]
It seems that those of us who currently travel on Action buses using an adult Faresaver 10 may soon be subject to a 50% ticket price increase under the MyWay system.
Currently, an adult Faresaver 10 costs $25.20. This equates to a single fare cost of $2.52. A nice little discount from the cash fare [...]