‘Quiet’ timetable posting upsets group council

THE Weston Creek Group Council has accused the ACT authorities of “quietly posting” revised bus timetables and repair preparations.

“Alternatively, you might have simply missed it,” says the council “unimpressed that we discovered about these adjustments by means of the media, slightly than by focused native session by Transport Canberra as is the standard case”.

Earlier this week Liberal transport spokesman Mark Parton additionally accused Minister Chris Metal of “quietly” slicing bus companies within the ACT by releasing the brand new timetable for 2023 with none related announcement simply two weeks earlier than Christmas.

Parton stated there can be a discount in journeys throughout the community together with a discount in peak frequencies.

“The brand new timetable reveals a major discount of journeys on routes 18, 24, 32, 41, 43, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 66, 73, 78, 79, R4 and R5,” he says.

“Night time companies may even end earlier throughout many routes which can imply that many employees will be unable to get the bus residence after 8pm.

“Weekend buses will proceed to function each two hours regardless of guarantees from the Labor-Greens authorities to extend weekend frequency.

“These cuts characterize a slap within the face for Canberrans who depend on the bus for everyday journey.”

Nevertheless the Weston Creek Group Council says there are some “constructive enhancements/adjustments”, but additionally negatives and a misplaced alternatives.

“For instance, the designated park-and-ride providing stays unfit for goal and there are alternatives to raised direct a number of companies and it’s nonetheless not attainable to catch a direct bus to the Canberra Hospital Precinct,” the council says.

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Ian Meikle, editor