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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 12 Hansard (15 October) . . Page.. 4659..


(4) Which groups are involved in the Transport Liaison Committee and what is the nature of their involvement.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. Yes.

2. In 2009 the policy was reviewed and endorsed by the Schools Transport Liaison Committee, which has representation from Government and non-Government schools, and the community.

3. No. ACTION school bus services are designed to carry primary and high school students only.

4. School Transport Liaison Committee members are:

Department of Territory and Municipal Services:

ACTION

Transport Planning & Regulation

Community Engagement

Department of Education and Training

Community representatives

Representatives from:

ACT Council of Parents & Citizens

Catholic Education Office

Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools

Association of Independent Schools

The role of the Committee is to provide advice, information and guidance to the Department of Territory and Municipal Services on the transport needs of ACT Government and Non-Government schools.

Seniors—bus concessions

(Question No 287)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 27 August 2009:

Will concession travel (a) be made available to all ACT seniors including seniors who do not hold a pensioner card and (b) for seniors be made available during peak periods; if so, when is the change anticipated; if not, what consideration has the ACT Government given to this.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

a. Concession travel on ACTION buses is available to all ACT seniors and Seniors from other States and the Northern Territory, including seniors who do not hold a pensioner card; and

b. Concession travel is available at all times. A range of concession tickets is available, including, for example: single, daily, weekly, monthly, etc.


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