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All the Rapid Bus routes promised at the 2016 election to be delivered in 2018, along with light rail

The 8 Rapid Bus routes to be introduced in mid 2018 received a thumbs up from PTCBR. TCCS Minister Meegan Fitzharris today announced that in 2018 Canberra would have nine rapid transit routes. Eight would be rapid bus, and one would be light rail. The announcement was made at the opening of the new $4 million dollar Dickson bus interchange, directly across the road from the Dickson light rail stop on Northbourne Avenue.

Canberra companies building our light rail

Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris MLA recently advised the Assembly of the Canberra companies that are helping to build light rail stage one. She advised the Assembly that: 58% of the contracts for stage one have been let to Canberra owned companies. Of the 137 local contracts, they are shared between 114 local companies. That is a great result for a project where one of the objectives was to grow local expertise in building light rail.

Colliers survey shows strong support for Canberra light rail by commercial property owners

Colliers International is a multinational property sales and management operation with a strong presence in commercial property in Canberra. Earlier this month they released a report based on a survey of commercial property owners about Canberras Light Rail project. Although the survey size is small, it is focussed on a specific demographic that shapes how the corridor will grow. Their views are very useful for the current project, and in planning communications strategies for future stages of the light rail network In Canberra.