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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 4 Hansard (21 March) . . Page.. 1301..


ACTION bus service—statistics (Question No 77)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 28 February 2013:

(1) What is the average distance travelled on ACTION buses, as measured by the MyWay ticketing system, since the introduction of the system.

(2) How many passenger boardings, by month, have been recorded since the MyWay ticketing system was introduced.

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

(1) Passenger travel distances are not available from the MyWay system. This data will be available after the implementation of the real time passenger information system.

(2) Passenger boardings, by month, as recorded in the MyWay system since April 2011 are as follows:

Month Boardings Month Boardings April 2011 1,254,866 April 2012 1,313,668 May 2011 1,712,409 May 2012 1,829,950 June 2011 1,572,079 June 2012 1,546,774 July 2011 1,338,445 July 2012 1,419,505 August 2011 1,763,450 August 2012 1,732,984 September 2011 1,682,695 September 2012 1,563,710 October 2011 1,419,107 October 2012 1,513,512 November 2011 1,710,926 November 2012 1,667,796 December 2011 1,228,422 December 2012 1,154,186 January 2012 1,030,785 January 2013 1,062,724 February 2012 1,652,523 February 2013 1,545,070 March 2012 1,763,392

Questions without notice taken on notice

Tuggeranong—dangerous driving

Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 28 February 2013): The ACT road transport legislation does not require the completion of 'driving behaviour courses' by repeat offenders or dangerous drivers. Education on driving behaviour is covered by the Government's road safety awareness program which includes targeted educational campaigns on speeding, drink driving, driver distraction and road safety culture change.

These campaigns are broadcast using TV, radio, web, ACTION buses and roadside Variable Message Signs. To enhance the effectiveness of the program, campaigns are aligned with targeted ACT Policing enforcement campaigns. This approach is supported by the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 which notes that a


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