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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 5054 ..


(3) Will a review be undertaken of the fare prices charged by Transport Canberra prior to the introduction of light rail; if so, when is the review scheduled to (a) commence and (b) be completed; if not, why not.

(4) Does Canberra Metro have any input into the decision making process for fare determination for light rail; if so, what input; if not, is Canberra Metro consulted.

(5) What is the total number of cash transactions made on public transport in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 to date.

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

(1) An annual fares increase for 2018 will be considered by the ACT Government in due course.

(2) Public Transport fares will be integrated across the bus and light rail network. It is not expected that the introduction of light rail will effect pricing outside of regularly scheduled fare increases.

(3) A regular review of fares will occur in due course.

(4) No.

(5) The total number of cash transactions made on public transport was (a) 1,168,556 in 2016-17 and (b) 262,337 in 2017-18 to date (as at 3 October 2017).

Transport—Mitchell services
(Question No 759)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2017:

(1) What Transport Canberra services currently service the Mitchell community.

(2) Are the services referred to in part (1) expected to change after the October 2017 bus network update; if so, how will the services change; if not, why not.

(3) Are the services referred to in parts (1) and (2) expected to change after the implementation of light rail; if so, how will the services change; if not ,why not.

(4) Are there any specific transport plans to cater for the Mitchell community following the implementation of light rail; if so, what are the plans; if not, why not.

(5) Have any Transport Canberra employees been tasked with investigating or looking to improve services now or in future in Mitchell in response to the concerns raised by the Mitchell Traders Association; if so, what are they investigating or looking to improve, and what is the timeframe for the improvement.

(6) What support has the ACT Government offered Mitchell businesses or the Mitchell Traders Association in response to the impact light rail has had on their businesses.


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