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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .

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(3) The ACT Government expects to purchase 17 buses for the remainder of the 2017-18 financial year.

(4) It is estimated that the total cost to purchase these buses will be $7.9 million (ex GST)

(5) The age of the operational Transport Canberra bus fleet of 434 buses at 1 March 2018 is as follows:

Age Models Number in Fleet 0 - 5 years Carbridge Toro Electric, Volvo Hybrid, Scania K320UB, Scania K360UA 128 5 - 10 years Scania K360UA, MAN A69 18.320, Scania K320UB, MAN A69 18.310 CNG, 140 10 - 15 years Scania L94UB CNG, Irisbus Agoraline 74 15 - 20 years Dennis Dart SLF 4 20 - 25 years Dennis Dart SLF, Renault PR100.3, 24 25 - 30 Years Renault PR100.2 64

(6) Currently 94 buses operating in the Transport Canberra fleet do not have climate control comprising of:

      •     64 Renault PR100.2 - Average age 26 years

      •     24 Renault PR100.3 - Average age 24 years

      •     6 Dennis Dart SLF - Average age 19 years

(7) It is expected these 94 buses will be replaced by December 2022 to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

ACTION bus service—fares (Question No 998)

Miss C Burch asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 February 2018:

(1) What was the process leading to the decision to increase public transport fares in the ACT as from 20 January 2018.

(2) Have public transport fares in the ACT increased above the inflation rate; if so, why.

(3) Who approved the increase in public transport fares.

(4) Why was the announcement about the increase in public transport fares delayed until mid-January 2018.

(5) How much additional revenue is expected to be generated by the increase in public transport fares.

(6) When will the public transport fares in the ACT next be reviewed.


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