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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Category: Transport

Two-week light rail shutdown: what you need to know

Don’t forget buses will replace almost half of Canberra’s light rail service for a fortnight from Sunday 10 January.

Market sounding opens for ACT’s electric bus fleet

By 2024, the ACT Government hopes that every bus on Canberra’s roads will be electric - and they want to buy the first 90 vehicles next year.

Harbour-to-lake seaplane commute may be possible next year

The first seaplane to grace the shores of Lake Burley Griffin landed with a soft splash this morning.

Have your say on the new Woden interchange

The ACT Government has opened public consultation on the new Woden transport interchange before works begin next year.

Construction of Mitchell light rail stop to halt service between EPIC and Gungahlin

Construction of a new $12 million light rail stop in Mitchell will halt services between EPIC and Gungahlin for a month.

First stage of Heysen Street link between Woden and Weston Creek completed

Walking or cycling between Woden and Weston Creek is becoming safer: Stage 1 of the Heysen Street Link connecting the two districts is over.

Choose road safety this Christmas, ACT drivers warned

Christmas is one of the most dangerous times on Australian roads, authorities say – and more people than ever will be driving these holidays.

Free bus, light rail travel for Christmas Day during holiday timetable

Canberrans will be be able to travel free on all bus and light rail services on Christmas Day this year. Transport Canberra will be running a reduced bus timetable from Monday 21...

Safety at the fore as e-scooter usage accelerates

Canberrans are being reminded of their legal and safety responsibilities on the city's shiny new e-scooters as the weather warms up.

ACT fuel prices set to remain stable this long weekend

While national fuel prices look to be on the rise ahead of the Labour Day long weekend, Canberra motorists are being advised “to top up their tanks as needed and take their time filling up” as prices remain relatively stable in the ACT.

Liberals backtrack on light rail

The Canberra Liberals have back flipped on a recent surprise call to ditch Woden as the next light rail destination in favour of a Belconnen–City–airport route, after criticism from industry and community. Liberals...

The next steps in Canberra’s transport system

Sustainable transport was the ACT election issue of the day on Tuesday night when the Conservation Council hosted candidates from across the political spectrum to present their policies and answer questions from...

Canberra Liberals vow to cut car rego costs

The Canberra Liberals have promised a reduction in car registration costs, an additional 2,500 parking spaces and shorter driving commuting times if elected next month.

ACT Labor promise 90 electric buses as part of zero-emissions push

ACT Labor have today promised to purchase 90 electric battery buses in the next parliamentary term if they win October’s election.

Transport Strategy outlines plan over next 20 years

The ACT Transport Strategy 2020 was released earlier this week, outlining the vision for transport in Canberra over the next 20 years.

Community hold concerns over Woden CIT project

The Woden Valley Community Council want to ensure accessibility as development of the new CIT campus and transport interchange forge ahead.

Light Rail Stage 2A to be wireless

Preliminary documentation on Canberra’s Light Rail Stage 2A that reveals new details about the service has been released today.

Light rail near misses emerge for Rail Safety Week

Canberrans are being reminded to pay attention when travelling around the light rail, as a new video of near misses emerges in time for Rail Safety Week, 10-16 August.

700 new bus services hit Canberra roads tomorrow

Almost 700 new bus services will be introduced into Canberra’s public transport system from tomorrow, Saturday 18 July.

Trans-Tasman travel bubble popped

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the Trans-Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is unlikely to go ahead in the next few months, after being postponed for consideration in National Cabinet last week.

ACT to be home to world first electric vehicle trial

The ACT will be home to one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) trials in the world, with around 50 cars to inject power back into the grid to see how EVs...