Chief Minister Gallagher has announced her launch of a fleet of 20 new “accessible, articulated, large-capacity and environmentally friendly buses for the ACTION fleet.”
“It is great to see the first new articulated bus in Canberra in nearly 20 years now entering service and I have no doubt it will be a valuable addition to the ACTION fleet,” the Chief Minister said.
“Between now and March 2013, twenty easy access articulated buses will be progressively delivered replacing ACTION’s ageing articulated fleet, some of which are now up to 24 years old.
“These new buses will assist in meeting demand on ACTION’s most highly patronised routes, such as the Blue and Red Rapid services, while also providing the safest transport for school children where high capacity buses are needed.
“I also hope they help to make public transport a more attractive alternative to driving for Canberrans,” the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister has also tweeted a picture of herself behind the wheel.