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(2) What percentage of people within the 800 metre catchment zone for each Light Rail stop in Stage 1 are expected to use the service during (a) the first year of light rail, (b) 2020, (c) 2025, (d) 2030, (e) 2035 and (f) 2040.

(3) Is there an overlap in the 800 metre catchment zones for any of the stops along the Light Rail Stage 1 corridor; if so, (a) what are the stops, (b) what is the total area of the overlap and (c) is there any double counting of potential passengers within the zones.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) As provided in the response to Notice Paper No. 7, 4 August 2017, Question No. 437-the patronage modelling used in the Light Rail Stage 1 Business Case estimated that for the entire Stage 1 corridor by 2031, between 44,000 and 67,000 people will live within 800 metres of a light rail stop.

(2) The patronage forecasts for each stop includes access from areas outside the 800m catchment zone, therefore stop usage cannot be accurately compared to a percentage of the population living within 800m of a stop.

(3) Where stops are less than 1600m apart there will be some overlap between 800m catchment areas. However, any overlap in 800m catchment areas does not influence the outcome of the transport modelling and does not lead to the double counting of any potential passengers.

ACTION bus service—disability access
(Question No 504)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 18 August 2017:

(1) How many times have refresher disability awareness and wheel chair access and safety training occurred for bus drivers.

(2) When was this training provided.

(3) How many bus drivers have been trained since 2013.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Public Transport Operations’ two day Driver Continuity Training (DCT) commenced in 2015, covering a wide range of refresher training content such as dealing with disabled (and vulnerable) members of the community in several modules including, accidents and incidents, and Australian road rules and policies. To date there have been 45 DCT courses held since its introduction in 2015. Disability awareness training is covered specifically and in greater detail during Bus Driver Training (BDT), undertaken by all new driver recruits.

(2) DCT courses are run on a continual basis; (at least monthly).

(3) To date 347 drivers have completed the training DCT and there have been 318 new drivers provided with BDT since 2013.

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