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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4103..


ACTION bus services

(Question No 949)

Mrs Dunne

asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to ACTION bus services:

On weekdays, what proportion of passenger trips taken by public transport are taken between:

7:30 am and 9:30am

5:00pm and 7:00pm

all other times.

On weekends, what proportion of passenger trips taken by public transport are taken between (a), (b) and (c) above.

Mr Corbell

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

ACTION's peak period times are: 7:30am - 9:00am and 3:00pm - 6:30pm on weekdays. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are administered as off-peak times.

ACTION Authority's automated ticketing system is configured according to the above peak times. The following information on proportions of travel in peak and non-peak times can be provided using existing data.

Weekdays:

Times

Proportion of Passenger Trips

7:30am to 9:00am

23%

3:00pm to 6:30pm

37%

All other times

40%

Weekends:

Times

Proportion of Passenger Trips

7:30am to 9:00am

6%

3:00pm to 6:30pm

30%

All other times

64%


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