Quote from: narc855 on October 07, 2021, 12:39:14 PMAnother news, we may even have an electric fire truck before we have an electric bus...https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7453460/electric-fire-truck-a-national-first-for-canberra/It's actually a plug-in hybrid. Operates mostly on battery power but has diesel engine(s) to charge the batteries (if required) and to operate pumps.
And they said the 34 buses will be arrived by the end of this year, which seems unlikely to happen now...
QuoteMinister for Housing and Urban Development Yvette Berry said connecting the new suburbs of Molonglo Valley to our active travel network is a high priority as more residents come to call the Molonglo Valley home.
"We want Molonglo residents to have the option of taking more sustainable forms of transport, and the ACT Government will continue to deliver the infrastructure and services this growing region needs to be better connected with the rest of Canberra," Minister Berry said.
The Government will also strengthen public transport links to the Molonglo Valley with investment in new bus services announced for Whitlam due to commence in 2022 to provide a public transport option for new residents.
"With new investment in strategic transport corridors, active travel and public transport, we are making the future-focused investment in infrastructure necessary to support a more sustainable transport future for Canberra," said Minister Steel.
Quote from: Bus 400 on October 07, 2021, 04:23:14 PMhigher COVID positive test rate & lower vaccinated percentageDo you know NSW is the second highest vaccination state? In addition Western NSW is poor and have a very low vaccination rate so the southern NSW and Sydney actually has nearly the same vaccination rate as ACT.
QuoteThe rubber will finally hit the road early next year as the government's planned $37.5 million phase-in of electric buses for Canberra comes to fruition.Note: above article was changed - originally it stated all 34 buses would be electric.
The first tranche of 34 replacement buses to be leased to the government is going through the tender process now under a $19.8 million allocation in the 2021-22 budget which will also see the Woden depot adapted to provide the significant recharging infrastructure required to keep the fleet rolling.
The 34 will replace the oldest Renault diesel buses and will be a mixture of diesel and electric.
A further $17.7 million has been allocated for 2022-23 for a further 90 battery-electric buses, which will be purchased rather than leased. Depots at Tuggeranong and Belconnen will be used to house between five to 10 of those buses in 2022-23.
QuoteThe Government will provide more transport options for people in Canberra's growing regions, by delivering additional buses, drivers, and infrastructure to service the new suburb of Whitlam. This will ensure that public transport services are available early in the life of the suburb, giving Canberrans access to real alternatives to private vehicles. This initiative also provides funding for feasibility work and early planning for the delivery of a future all-electric bus depot on Canberra's northside, supporting the transition to a zero-emissions bus fleet.
Quote from: Barry Drive on September 28, 2021, 10:26:11 AMIt is? I saw no mention of bus timetables.Yes it is. Please scroll down to the seventh page and find "Public Transport".