Katy Gallagher is celebrating a tenfold rise in people using the Nightrider bus service in its opening weekend.
“A total of 548 people used the Nightrider service on Friday and Saturday night. This is one of the busiest opening weekends in the history of the service,” the Chief Minister said.
“This compares to the 59 people who used the service on its opening weekend last year.
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“Feedback suggests that people were well aware of the service and were happy with the reduced price of $5.
Whether it’s an indicator of better bus prices, more publicity, higher taxi fares, or an improvement in Canberra’s night life is up for discussion, but it’s an interesting (and huge) increase from last year.
UPDATE: The Greens are very happy and putting it down to improved advertising.