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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 22 March 2018) . . Page.. 1101 ..


(3) The ACT Government expects to purchase 17 buses for the remainder of the 2017-18 financial year.

(4) It is estimated that the total cost to purchase these buses will be $7.9 million (ex GST)

(5) The age of the operational Transport Canberra bus fleet of 434 buses at 1 March 2018 is as follows:

Age

Models

Number in Fleet

0 - 5 years

Carbridge Toro Electric, Volvo Hybrid, Scania K320UB, Scania K360UA

128

5 - 10 years

Scania K360UA, MAN A69 18.320, Scania K320UB, MAN A69 18.310 CNG,

140

10 - 15 years

Scania L94UB CNG, Irisbus Agoraline

74

15 - 20 years

Dennis Dart SLF

4

20 - 25 years

Dennis Dart SLF, Renault PR100.3,

24

25 - 30 Years

Renault PR100.2

64

(6) Currently 94 buses operating in the Transport Canberra fleet do not have climate control comprising of:

64 Renault PR100.2 - Average age 26 years

24 Renault PR100.3 - Average age 24 years

6 Dennis Dart SLF - Average age 19 years

(7) It is expected these 94 buses will be replaced by December 2022 to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.


ACTION bus service—fares(Question No 998)

Miss C Burch asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 February 2018:

(1) What was the process leading to the decision to increase public transport fares in the ACT as from 20 January 2018.

(2) Have public transport fares in the ACT increased above the inflation rate; if so, why.

(3) Who approved the increase in public transport fares.

(4) Why was the announcement about the increase in public transport fares delayed until mid-January 2018.

(5) How much additional revenue is expected to be generated by the increase in public transport fares.

(6) When will the public transport fares in the ACT next be reviewed.


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