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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 2 Hansard (23 February) . . Page.. 828..

ACTION bus service—patronage (Question No 1965)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 8 December 2011:

(1) In relation to ACTION performance, does the Government collect patronage profiles of bus stops in Canberra and can the Minister provide patronage profile data of the 10 most busy stops and routes.

(2) What is ACTION's process for identifying and dealing with capacity issues at particular stops and routes.

(3) What method does the Government use to conduct demand forecasting for routes in the bus network.

(4) Can the Minister provide data for the past five years in relation to the (a) patronage per vehicle kilometre, (b) patronage per vehicle kilometre hour, (c) cost per vehicle kilometre for ACTION and (d) average speed of buses in the ACTION network.

(5) Can the Minister provide any data, include demand modelling, that the Government has done on the impact that fare increases or decreases has on patronage.

(6) What measures does ACTION take to prevent bus bunching and can the Minister provide data on how often this occurs.

(7) Has the introduction of MyWay resulted in a reduction in travel time on any routes; if so, which routes and what are the time reductions.

(8) How does the Government intend to further reduce the vehicle stop times of buses.

(9) What does the Government do with ACTION buses it no longer uses, how many of these buses are sold, and are any of these buses scrapped.

(10) What system does ACTION use to determine if a bus arrived at a stop on time or not.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. TAMS collects patronage profiles of bus stops and routes throughout Canberra, using the MyWay ticketing system. The ten busiest bus routes are shown in the table below - the data is the top 10 busiest routes for the third quarter of 2011-12 (October - December 2011).

Route Passenger trips* 2 173,786 313 170,014 312 166,379 200 163,795 315 152,764 900 151,256 318 150,940 319 143,386 314 141,777 300 129,580

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