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Ministerial Statement Public Bus Transport System



Ministerial Statement Public Bus Transport System

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Tabled paper 794


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




Tabled By Clare Martin


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While a t the end of this process there will be some major improvements to some routes and schedules, I also expect that in many areas, only minor adjustments will be necessary. I also expect th a t the network will be in a much stronger position to accommodate changes to services as demands change and resources become available over the next few years. OTHER SERVICE IMPACTS: As you have heard, over the next couple of years there are a num ber of major projects in the public transport area th a t will result in significant improvements for the travelling public. The arrival of the Adelaide to Darwin railway will impact on the public transport system. Then there are the technological developments which are available and those tha t are on the horizon. For example, geographical positioning systems (GPS) are being used by large public transport networks in other jurisdictions, sometimes linked with ticketing or security systems. How these might be introduced in the Territory will need to be carefully considered in the near future.

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