Ministerial Statement Public Bus Transport System
Tabled paper 794
Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled By Clare Martin
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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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