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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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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 envy of many interstate regions. All three public buses in Alice Springs are low-floor. This investment in accessibility helps put the Territory in a veiy strong position to continue to comply with the national Disability Discrimination Acts Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport introduced in the Federal Parliament in October 2002. At the moment some seventy per cent of Darwinbus buses are air- conditioned. In the future, as additional buses are brought into public service, or new buses replace older vehicles, the percentage of air-conditioned buses operating in the Territory will continue to increase. Buses operating with a high level of patronage are a very environmentally-friendly means of transport compared with private motor vehicles. To improve their environmental performance further, the Darwin Bus Service (DBS) has been very active in developing an innovative new dual fuel option for its older vehicles. To date, five buses have been converted to use a LPG/Diesel fuel mix. For three of these buses the Commonwealths Greenhouse program has provided a funding contribution. DBS continues to introduce


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