Started by Toyota Camry, October 12, 2020, 07:59:16 PM
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Quote from: Barry Drive on December 23, 2020, 11:55:27 AMFollowing on from the election and the subsequent parliamentary agreement between Labor and The Greens, transport minister Chris Steel has just announced their plans for bus procurement for the next four years:● In early 2021, they will tender for the lease of 34 low-floor buses with the intention of retiring all Renaults by the second half of 2021● a "market sounding" has commenced regarding 90 electric buses; the intention is for them to commence from 2021-22 financial year through to 2024
Quote from: triumph on January 03, 2021, 08:26:20 PMCould this be a hint of where Transport Canberra might be heading?
Quote from: Barry Drive on December 23, 2020, 11:55:27 AM● In early 2021, they will tender for the lease of 34 low-floor buses with the intention of retiring all Renaults by the second half of 2021
Quote from: Barry Drive on June 12, 2021, 12:29:29 PMLast day in service? Considering they're still talking about leasing 34 buses to replace 39 Renaults, I can't see them all going until the first purchased Electric Buses are delivered - and that's meant to be late 2022. (And that's dependent on the temporary depot, because Woden Depot isn't expected to be ready until 2023.)
Quote from: triumph on July 15, 2021, 11:21:50 PMConsidering difficulties of maintenance/repair/parts availability, etc, service availability must be poor,
Quote from: Barry Drive on February 21, 2022, 11:32:57 AMThe article quotes Ben McHugh from TCCS as saying "some of the "[tender] criteria regarding off-site recharging was unable to be met."This suggests that none of the tenderers were able to find a suitable location where 34 buses (plus possibly more) could be housed and recharged and/or that they were not able to build such a site by October 2022. Which is hardly surprising.
Quote from: Barry Drive on June 14, 2022, 05:11:44 PMIt's now June. Six months until all non-(wheelchair) accessible buses are legally required to be withdrawn.Still no contract has been published for any of the 38 leased buses expected this year. We're already past the one new bus per week timeframe.
Quote from: Barry Drive on June 14, 2022, 05:11:44 PMIt's now June. Six months until all non-(wheelchair) accessible buses are legally required to be withdrawn.
Quote from: Barry Drive on August 05, 2022, 11:11:54 AMIt's now August. Four months to go and no sign of a contract nor anything resembling a new bus.Any chance of replacing all Renaults by December is now non-existent. (Prove me wrong.) Although some may still be able to be replaced.
Quote from: Barry Drive on February 24, 2022, 12:19:23 PMThe Invitation to Register for the 90 electric buses tender was issued yesterday.Next step is a Request for Proposal in April with the contract expected to be finalised by September 2022.