The North Canberra Community Council Transport Position Paper was endorsed at the General Meeting of 17 May 2016.
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Canberra’s Capital Metro’s Ema Thomas and Stephen Allday respond to 35 questions about the Business Case that were provided several days prior to the meeting on 19 November 2014.
At our October meeting we passed a motion that called on the ACT Government, if it does build the light rail, to commit to: * building all of the fifteen light rail stops shown in the September Industry Briefing presentation unless there is a business case that clearly demonstrates the advantages of having fewer stops; * publishing the criteria that it intends to use to determine which stops to retain; and * conducting public consultation on which stops should be retained. On 4 November the Chief Minister provided the following response:
COTA ACT has just printed A Guide to Getting Around in Canberra for older Canberra residents. The Guide provides information about all the transport options available to older people who don’t drive or who are getting towards the close of their driving career. The booklet has phone numbers, web sites and tips on a range of things from accessible travel to social and recreational opportunities, to getting good taxi service. You can look at the online version here … If you’d like a copy of the Guide, please call COTA ACT on 6282 3777.
What colour will the trams be? What will happen to bus routes? Will trams have right of way over cars? If you have a burning question about light rail, you can put it to Capital Metro at the North Canberra Community Council meeting at 7.30 pm on 19 November, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St Hackett. If you have a question but can’t attend the meeting, please include your question in a comment on this article. The two questions that NCCC judge to be most interesting will be put to Capital Metro at the meeting. If you lodge your
Ben Smith of Capital Metro left a phone message on 7 October, saying that the light rail stop at the intersection of Swinden Street and Northbourne Avenue will be retained, and that some unspecified stops in other areas will not be built. I have returned his phone call twice to ask for more information, but without success. Leon Arundell Secretary, NCCC