Sunday, June 23, 2024

More bus stops on the way for Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government has announced 69 bus stops and shelters will be installed or upgraded across the state through the second round of its All Access All Weather Bus Stop Upgrade Grant Program.

Minister for Transport, Eric Abetz said the funding will be provided across the Sorell, Launceston, Southern Midlands, Northern Midlands and Burnie council areas.

“The state-wide All Access All Weather Bus Stop Upgrade Grant Program allows local councils to apply for funding to upgrade bus stops and install shelters,” Mr Abetz said.

“Importantly, these enhancements are made possible through joint Tasmanian Government and council funding, increasing the overall investment.

“We had a good response from local councils during our first round of works with 94 bus stops and eight bus shelters installed or upgraded across ten council areas through a joint investment of more than $900,000.”

The Minister said almost $800,000 worth of work on the 69 bus stops and shelters is scheduled to begin in mid-2024 across the latest five councils.

“By improving the passenger experience we want to see more Tasmanians consider giving the bus a go, at the same time helping to reduce congestion on our roads and lower transport emissions,” he said.

Round three of the program is expected to open in mid-2024.

A list of councils and bus stops receiving funding under the Bus Stop Upgrade Program is available at transport.tas.gov.au/public_transport/bus_stop_upgrade_program.

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