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Ministerial Statement Public Bus Transport System

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Title

Ministerial Statement Public Bus Transport System

Other title

Tabled paper 794

Collection

Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2003-02-19

Description

Tabled By Clare Martin

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/285727

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/406407

Page content

The first region to receive attention as part of this review is Palmerston and its connecting trunk services. This will be followed by the Rural Area, then the northern suburbs of Darwin, and finally Darwin CBD and surrounding suburbs. It is understood that some people may be impatient for the review to consider bus runs which affect them directly, bu t it is imperative th a t this review be conducted in a careful, systematic and staged way. Eighteen months is required so tha t a broad range of information and views are included and all the implications of changes are carefully evaluated. While it may seem sometimes that small changes to bus runs or times can be introduced quickly and easily, bus schedules are in fact complex interconnected systems, each element (bus, driver, route and timetable) is linked to all others to enable the whole system to operate efficiently. Changes to any one part can impact on many others. Each change, no m atter how simple it might appear, needs careful consideration and considerable planning. The broad approach to the review will be similar across all the regions. - 11


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