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Traveller numbers on local bus routes surge after pandemic shifts as intercity trips stay low

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated March 8 2022 - 10:28pm, first published 6:30pm
Passenger numbers have risen on Canberra's local bus routes, ACT government data shows. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The number of passengers on Canberra's local bus routes is now significantly higher than the longer-distance rapid routes, in a further sign the pandemic has prompted significant change to public transport use.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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