[First filed: January 17, 2009 @ 11:06]
His Chiefliness, Mr John Stanhope, is touting the wonders of consultation and how it has lead to new bus routes for Canberra’s long suffering public transport users.
- The improvements and refinements to the weekday bus services will start on Monday 2 February.
“In response to feedback from bus users, new community routes will operate from Belconnen to Kaleen and Giralang, and from Woden to Curtin, Garran and Hughes,” Mr Stanhope said.
“A new express bus from Kippax to the City and Russell – Route 704 – will be another popular addition to ACTION’s improved services, giving Belconnen residents an alternative to the already popular 703 Expresso service.
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“Workers at the Fyshwick DFO complex – and shoppers – will be able to take advantage of a weekday bus from Woden and the City – Route 80.
“Route 4 will be split into three routes, to deliver greater clarity and convenience. Route 4 will travel from Geoscience Australia in Symonston to the City, connecting to Routes 56 and 58, servicing west and east Gungahlin respectively.
“Route 8 – an extremely long route – will be split into two, reducing potential delays that can be experienced on long routes at peak times. Route 8 will travel between Dickson and the City, connecting with Route 80, which will travel from the city to Woden via Fyshwick.
“School bus services will also be enhanced, including new routes to the Kingsford Smith School in Holt.”
One does wonder how these new services are being paid for?
UPDATED: The full list of “improvements” is now on the ACTION website.