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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 24 August 2011) . . Page.. 3755 ..


collection for our bus network to make sure that we can understand where journeys originate and where they terminate so that we can identify where the areas of demand are for public transport and configure our network appropriately to respond to those issues. Of course, this was not previously possible in any concise way before the introduction of the MyWay capacity. So this is a very important capacity that is now coming on line.

We will continue to roll out the deployment of data from the MyWay ticketing system over the coming months. And, of course, the government will also be moving to make a large amount of this data available also through Open Source so that other people interested in the use of this data can use it for the development of their own programs and applications that will, in turn, also assist the travelling public.

MS PORTER: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Porter.

MS PORTER: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. Minister, could you inform the Assembly what additional programs are being delivered to encourage a greater uptake of public transport services by Canberrans?

MR CORBELL: Again, I thank Ms Porter for the question. The government is investing considerably in the area of improving service delivery in the area of public transport—

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MR CORBELL: There is $21 million over the next four years to improve recurrent service delivery, including the Blue Rapid trial extension to Kippax and service improvements in Fyshwick, Gungahlin, the inner north and to and from the Canberra Hospital. These will all commence in the next year. There is $2.8 million for a corridor study for the Gungahlin to city corridor, including the investigation of a possible light rail option for Northbourne Avenue and the establishment of the new Dickson public transport station as part of—

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MR CORBELL: the completion of master planning for the Dickson group centre. There is $12½ million over three years—

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Corbell, one moment, please. Stop the clocks, thank you. Mr Smyth, you have now made that interjection probably more times than I care to count during this question. It is inappropriate. You are now warned for repeated interjection. Mr Corbell, you have the floor.

MR CORBELL: There is $12½ million for the development of the real-time passenger information system, which is out right now for community comment to


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