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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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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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