A new public transport system for Canberra

To learn more about our plan, visit: www.canberratransportfuture.com.au.

We need an improved transport system for all of Canberra. This means making significant but reasonable changes for the benefit of public transport, cars, cyclists and pedestrians whilst allowing for new technology such as autonomous vehicles.

The Canberra Liberals’ public transport plan puts the passenger first. Under a Canberra Liberals Government, journeys will be faster and shorter for everyone. Our network will be frequent, safe, convenient, reliable and comfortable. Our plan will result in significant improvements in services and not result in the closure of any bus stops.

Our vision is for a bus network that is so frequent, people won’t need to know the timetable because there is always a service less than 15 minutes away.

At the heart of our reforms to public transport will be the passenger. We will commit to improving the quality of service in every respect, including routes, the experience, infrastructure, information and governance. We are committed to community transport solutions and a system that serves people with disabilities and minimises transport disadvantage. Unlike light rail, a modern bus system can minimise transfers and serve the entire city.

We will do this by making public transport a first preference, not a last resort.

By placing the passenger experience at the centre of decision making, we will use innovation, existing assets, procurement, and most importantly, our ACTION staff, to their best potential.

ACTION staff are the public face of the service and we will support them as they support passengers. We will ensure that external and internal communication is of best practice and we will strive to make continuous improvement in how ACTION relates to Canberrans.

We want everyone in Canberra to be proud of ACTION, be they existing passengers, future passengers or staff.

We will not try to force patronage growth by making it harder to drive a car, but by making public transport a more attractive option. Whilst components of our vision will take longer to achieve than others, this plan is the roadmap toward a modern public transport system, for all of Canberra.