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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

In Palmerston, for example, the various data already held by my Department are being analysed - this includes passenger information such as type of ticket purchased; date and time travel occurred; route information; and where the bus was boarded. It also includes the duration of individual runs. Departmental staff also travelled on select runs to find out where passengers disembarked. Together, this information provides quite a comprehensive picture of who is travelling, where, and a t w hat times. A community consultation and research process is also starting which seeks to gather more qualitative information from current passengers and people who do not use buses often. Discussions have commenced with the Palmerston City Council and some of its committees as well as other community and industry representatives. Surveys will also be conducted with bus passengers and the broader community. The purpose of these discussions and surveys is to elicit the experience and views of the community about which services around Palmerston meet their needs and to identify areas for improvement.


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