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(4) The amount of instances of injury to ACTION bus drivers by category of injury during:

(a) Back pain, lumbago, and sciatica (2)

(b) Back pain, lumbago, and sciatica (6) and Leg pain (1)

(c) Back pain, lumbago, and sciatica (3) and Leg pain (2)

(d) Back pain, lumbago, and sciatica (3) and Neck pain (1)

(5) Transport Canberra inspects the driver seats on all vehicles as part of the periodic scheduled maintenance program. Faults detected during this inspection are rectified prior to the vehicle returning to service. In addition to periodic inspection a service all in-service fleet have the driver seat assembly removed and replaced with a new replacement seat or a seat that has undergone a factory refurbishment at four year intervals on a scheduled driver seat specific maintenance program.

(6) Transport Canberra Maintenance Personnel perform minor repairs and maintenance to the driver seats currently fitted to the TC in-service fleet, this includes the replacement of damaged or faulty controls, security of mounting hardware, replacement of faulty or worn seatbelts, and repairs to air supply lines. Seats that are have more serious faults such as worn or torn covering material, damaged or worn seat foams or any structural damage are replaced with a new or factory refurbished seat.

A damaged or faulty driver seat is considered as a non-releasable defect. The vehicle is not to be returned to service until service works on the driver seat has returned the seat to a condition that allows for all controls to be operational and the seat is in a condition that is consistent with a new or refurbished seat of the type fitted to the particular vehicle type. All replacement parts used by TC for driver seat repairs are sourced from the original driver seat supplier.

ACTION bus service—costs (Question No 1106)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:

(1) In relation to Bus Operations (ACTION Output 1.1) in the 2017-18 Budget Papers, what process was followed and factors considered when determining the 2017-18 farebox recovery as percentage of total network operating costs target.

(2) In relation to Bus Operations (ACTION Output 1.1) in the 2016-17 Budget papers, how does Transport Canberra and City Services plan to achieve a 2017-18 farebox recovery as a percentage of total network operating costs target of 16.4 percent.

(3) Will the light rail network have a farebox recovery as a percentage of total networking operating costs target; if so, can the Minister advise (a) how this target will be developed and (b) what strategies will be implemented to ensure that this target will be reached; if not, why not.

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

(1) Farebox Recovery is a calculation of the 2017-18 Annual Fares Budget over the budgeted total expenses. The Fares budget is determined through incremental


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