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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1413..


Public Transport Futures Feasibility Study

(Question No 481)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to light rail:

1. Will the Public Transport Futures Feasibility Study be finished in time for consideration as part of the coming Budget, if so, when do you expect to be able to release details, if not, why not;

2. Will the Minister conduct a full cost-benefit analysis of this expensive project before committing Government funds to such a project

Mr Corbell: The answers to the Member's questions are as follows:

(1) The draft Public Transport Futures Feasibility Study report is due to be completed in June 2003. As part of the 2003/2004 Budget the Government is giving consideration to a package of potential projects that would be consistent with the directions and preliminary findings of the Study.

(2) The Public Transport Futures Feasibility Study will set out a vision and strategies for future public transport in Canberra. I expect that it will identify a number of short-term and long-term strategies and initiatives. Projects identified in this Plan, particularly those requiring funding will be subject to detailed assessment and analysis, prior to being included in capital works programs or other funding programs.

ACTION-bus services

(Question No 482)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to ACTION bus services:

(1) What is the percentage of accurate ACTION bus arrivals at all routes across Canberra;

(2) What is the percentage of arrivals in operation records that are (a) 1 minute late (b) 2 minutes late (c) 3 minutes late (d) 4 minutes late; (e) 5 minutes late (f) more than 5 minutes late but less than 10 minutes late (g) more than 10 minutes late;

(3) What are the total patronage statistics each month of this financial year, including February (if February figures are available);

(4) What is the percentage increase or decrease in patronage from the beginning of the financial year to the current day;


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