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Light rail stage two consultation shows strong support for Barton route

The summary report for Woden to Civic light rail stage two has been released following extensive community consultation. The report shows overwhelming public support for Woden light rail to travel through City West and the major employment hubs of Parkes and Barton.

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.

ACT Assembly extends third party insurance to light rail

On Wednesday August 2 2017 some important legislation covering a few practical elements for light rail operations, was passed in the ACT legislative Assembly. This enables drivers to legally operate light rail vehicles. The Road Transport Reform (Light Rail) Legislation Amendment also extends third party insurance to light rail vehicles and passengers.

How do we best use a million extra bus kilometres across Canberra after light rail starts in 2018?

Since the decision to implement light rail was taken, a bold and flexible approach to bus policy has also occurred. This is a positive sign for public transport. Using the Red Rapid buses, and the million kilometres a year they were driving on that service, across the network will effectively add a fleet of high quality, disability compliant buses at little extra cost in equipment or staffing. How do we best realise this opportunity?