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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2942..


ACTION bus service—air quality (Question No 2251)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) What indoor air quality tests are performed on new additions to the ACTION bus fleet, with specific reference to the Scania K320B tri-axle buses.

(2) What standards apply to indoor air quality testing for ACTION buses.

(3) Has the Government been contacted by the public regarding the interior air quality of Scania or other ACTION buses.

(4) Has the Government received any reports of headaches, nausea, dizziness, asthmatic symptoms or other illness related to the interior air quality of ACTION buses.

(5) Are ACTION drivers permitted to switch off air conditioners to improve performance or fuel efficiency, or for other reasons, and how does this affect the ventilation of buses.

(6) What procedures govern the use of air conditioners on ACTION buses.

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

(1) Performance testing of the climate control system on a new bus including the Scania K320B tri-axle bus is undertaken by the manufacturer prior to its delivery to ACTION. The performance testing includes measuring temperature, humidity and airflow readings.

(2) Nil.

(3) Yes, a total of 10 times between 1 July 2009 and 30 April 2012.

(4) Yes, a total of three times between 1 July 2009 and 30 April 2012.

(5) For buses that are fitted with an air conditioning (climate control) system, drivers do have the ability to switch it off. This will typically occur if there is a fault with the system. Where the air conditioner on a bus is not operating, the amount of fresh air into the bus is reduced and the temperature and humidity will not be controlled.

(6) For buses that are fitted with an air conditioning system, the driver should have the system switched on at all times whilst the bus is in service.

ACTION bus service—hybrid electric buses (Question No 2252)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:


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