Page 830 - Week 02 - Thursday, 23 February 2012

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7. Travel times on all routes prior to the introduction of MyWay were not accurately measured, therefore a comparison with MyWay is not possible.

However, the uptake of the MyWay card – over 80% network wide, with MyWay users boarding much faster than cash fares – would tend to indicate that passengers are boarding the buses faster and therefore reducing wait times at the busier stops, such as the major interchanges.

The MyWay card also allows for much simpler transfers compared to a paper ticket, which also saves on travel times for passengers.

8. With the MyWay ticket system and the ability to tag off at the rear doors, ACTION is committed to promoting the greater use of rear doors by drivers and passengers with the aim of reduced delays, improving passenger convenience and maintaining safety.

9. Since 2008 ACTION has sold 27 Renault PR100.2 buses and ‘scrapped’ a further 15 via a licensed recycler.

Another 7 Renault PR100.2 buses have been donated to the ACT Fire Brigade (two), the Australian Federal Police (two), and the Australian Defence Force (three) for security training purposes.

10. The MyWay system has the capability to report on the time a bus arrives at a stop, the time the bus spent at a stop and the time that a bus has left a stop. This data will be used to report on-time running of ACTION services. System development and calibration is currently underway and expected to be completed in March 2012.

Planning—ACAT reviews
(Question No 1978)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 8 December 2011 (redirected to the Acting Attorney-General):

(1) In relation to applications for review by the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) to approved development applications under the Planning and Development Act 2007 and the length of time taken for planning related applications for review by ACAT of decisions under the Planning and Development Act 2007 since 2009, what is the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average, period of time an ACAT review has taken to be resolved.

(2) What number of planning related ACAT reviews have been followed through with a full hearing.

(3) What number of review cases lodged are withdrawn before the hearing.

(4) What number of ACAT review cases have subsequent appeals in the Supreme Court.

(5) What was the period taken for review in each instance where the applicant was a company.

(6) How many ACAT appeals have been upheld.

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