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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 6222..


Questions without notice taken on notice

ACTION bus service—online trip planner—Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Mr STANHOPE (in reply to questions by Mr Coe): You asked if there was previously a trip planner on the ACTION website until about three or four years ago that was taken down. If so, should the development costs not be very much at all.

While a very basic suburb to suburb route finder - not a journey planner - was part of the ACTION website a number of years ago, it was removed due to inaccuracies in the data. The review of transport information systems will determine any Budget and data implications for a fully functional online journey planner, which will in turn dictate the timeframe to deliver an online journey planner.

You also asked how many bus accidents have not been reported to the Road Transport Authority (RTA) since 2001.

Bus operators, including ACTION, are required to report each notifiable accident to the RTA, as it occurs. Notifiable accidents are defined under the Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regulation 2002 (section 24) to mean "an accident or other incident in which the death, or bodily injury to, a person is caused by, or arises out of the use of, a bus used to operate the bus service". ACTION estimates that approximately 75 notifiable accidents a year were not reported in accordance with the regulations since 2005.

In response to the audit highlighting that ACTION was not advising the RTA of these "notifiable accidents"ACTION has put in place processes to ensure that the RTA is advised of notifiable accidents, in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. The RTA will review these reports and the follow up action taken in response to them by ACTION.

As I advised you in a letter dated 5 March 2010 ACTION monitors all incidents that involve an ACTION bus, including collisions between a bus and another vehicle;

collisions between a bus and an animal or another object; collisions where part of a bus had been damaged due to a road hazard; projectile attacks on buses and also passenger slips and falls on buses.

Land Development Agency—environmental initiatives—Thursday, 18 November 2010

Mr STANHOPE (in reply to questions by Ms Le Couteur, Ms Hunter and Ms Bresnan):

As a land developer, the LDA can only influence certain outcomes with sustainability and relies on sustainable design options by the purchasers. Therefore, the LDA has initiated a Home Sustainability Advisor Program which includes advice for purchasers on how to make their home design more sustainable. The Home


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