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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3594 ..


(2) Has the scheduled frequency of service changed since the decision to cancel the route was made in June 2018.

(3) How is the scheduled frequency of service of the Free City Bus Loop monitored.

(4) What percentage of the Free City Loop services ran to schedule in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

(5) What is the length of shift for drivers on the Free City Loop.

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

(1) (a-c) The intended frequency of services of the Free City Loop Bus was approximately every 10 minutes in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

(2) There has been no changes to the intended frequency of the service.

(3) Transport Canberra continually monitors all services across the network, including the Free City Bus Loop through the real-time NXTBUS system.

(4) The percentage of the Free City Loop services that ran to schedule cannot be calculated as the service does not run to a scheduled timetable. Instead the service operates as a loop with intended 10 minute frequencies.

(5) The length of the shift for part-time drivers is 4 hours and 37 mins each. The length of the shift for full-time drivers is either 9 hours and 29 mins or 8 hours each.

ACTION bus service—network (Question No 1588)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:

(1) How was the consultation advertised to the Canberra community in relation to proposed changes to bus services known as Network 19.

(2) How could people find out about the roadshows apart from the "yoursay" website.

(3) Will the flexible bus service be expanded as part of Network 19.

(4) What public transport alternative is being proposed, apart from the flexible bus service, for people who cannot easily walk to a bus stop under the new network.

(5) Has the proposed Network 19 taken into account residential aged care facilities that may have a high proportion of public transport users who are unable to walk for any distance.

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

(1) Canberrans were invited to participate in the public consultation on the proposed changes to bus services:

a. at community council meetings and other public meetings;


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