Chief Minister Gallagher is breaking out the bubbly and letting us know ACTION made 68,504 out of 68,818 scheduled services in February.
“ACTION’s service delivery has consistently been at or above 99.5% since July 2011, which is a great result,” the Chief Minister said.
“I am pleased that we have seen improvements in ACTION’s service reliability over the past year with the number of cancelled services dropping from 1079 in February 2011 to 314 in February 2012.
“Service reliability is of course one of the major factors in attracting people to use public transport so I am delighted we have been able to provide greater certainty to passengers,” the Chief Minister said.
In February last year ACTION’s service delivery fell to 98.4%, largely due to a higher than average number of driver retirements and resignations. This left a staff shortfall which has been overcome with increased recruitment efforts. As a result ACTION took on 84 new drivers last year which has helped see ACTION’s service delivery improve progressively.