Started by Barry Drive, October 07, 2021, 01:00:35 PM
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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.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: narc855 on October 07, 2021, 01:39:14 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/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: Barry Drive on October 10, 2021, 12:50:59 PMSo look forward to a bus route to Whitlam next year.
Quote from: Bus 400 on October 10, 2021, 07:00:41 PMThe question will be, where will this run? Will it go from Belconnen or Woden or run between the 2?
Quote from: narc855 on October 11, 2021, 06:27:05 PMIn assuming, 904 Belconnen to Whitlam via Coulter Drive.
Quote from: Bus It on October 12, 2021, 02:06:47 PMI'd like to see them reroute the R10 from Civic to Belconnen via Denman & Whitlam. The only issue is Coppins Crossing is not the most bus friendly road around. That being said, I've seen plenty of busses use it returning to depot before.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on October 12, 2021, 10:44:09 PMroute 32 is too long of a route
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on October 12, 2021, 10:44:09 PMMy idea would allow easier access to the Belconnen Markets
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on October 14, 2021, 04:04:42 PMSurely the Strathnairn service isn't all that popular. Would it really be that bad if they cut that service in half and used the other bus on a Whitlam route?
Quote from: narc855 on October 14, 2021, 10:18:25 PMI highly agree with this good idea, I submited similar ideas about redirecting 901 before. But they are just too lazy so they want all buses using the same street in the town centre...
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on October 14, 2021, 11:05:31 PMAlso this new numbering system is so dumb. It was bad enough that the whole network (excluding most Belconnen services) had a complete number reset a couple networks ago. Why go back to the 900 series when there's already plenty of unused numbers in the sets of 10's they're already using in those areas? 33-39 and 46-49 are available for the 901/903 (assuming the Strathnairn number wasn't part of the agreement) and 67-69 for the 902. Same thing with the 180-182 situation. It's these little things that bug me when there's a simpler way to go about it. So I'd say it's probable that the Whitlam number will be 904, but I'll be quite annoyed if they continue doing that - especially if there's no printed timetable for it (regardless of how often I won't get it).