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The Greens go look at a bus, a double decker bus!

By johnboy 2 February 2012 24

greens on a red bus

The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan has shared the news they they’ve been inspecting a double decker bus.

“I was interested to learn that the showcased double decker can carry more passengers than the standard ACTION articulated bus, and is cheaper,” said ACT Greens Transport Spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA.

“One of the issues the Greens are concerned about is peak-hour capacity problems in the ACTION network. It is unacceptable that Canberra’s Canberra commuters are left waiting as a full bus drives by their stop.

“I am interested to know if the Government has considered using double deckers to help ease overcrowding.

“The bus brought to Canberra today was also accessible for older people and people with disability. Issues of the vehicles height and bicycle racks would also need to be considered.

“What is certain is that the Government needs to do something about peak hour crowding; at least by expanding its fleet of high-capacity buses.

But would we have them red? Traditional orange? Or modish green?

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damien haas 1:03 am 04 Feb 12

How long would it take for a person to exit via the front door if they were in the top section ?

gazket 8:58 pm 03 Feb 12

with all the trees in Canberra that overhang the road will it be able to stop at a bus stop.

dungfungus 6:46 pm 03 Feb 12

JC said :

Just what Canberra doesn’t need. Try more frequency first, might actually make it more attractive to catch the bus, rather than sitting around an interchange for an hour waiting for a bus.

Oh just realised that my local interchange (Belconnen) is no more so make that sitting around on a bus stop in the middle of the Belconnen towncentre. Real good incentive to catch the bus…. Not.

The upper deck could be reserved exclusively for card carrying Greens, EL2’s and above.

creative_canberran 6:05 pm 03 Feb 12

Gosh these four are a waste of space. Nothing here that wasn’t already known by the relevant people nor easily found out via Google.

Quit with the damn jihad against cars and do something practical. The Greens have such a one tracked mind.

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