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Canberra Now: CTP bill to arrive, and new bus network raises concerns

Canberra Now: CTP bill to arrive, and new bus network raises concerns

Plus light rail risks raised before delay announced; and a writer recounts the rise of Islamophobia.

  • by Doug Dingwall

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Minister warned of risks to light rail start date
Public transport

Minister warned of risks to light rail start date

Internal documents show officials were aware of risks to the light rail being delivered on time, despite public assurances otherwise.

  • by Katie Burgess
'Not good enough': Officer slams lack of light rail incident training
Emergency services

'Not good enough': Officer slams lack of light rail incident training

ACT Fire and Rescue officer says firefighters are already responding to light rail incidents despite not receiving practical training to deal with them.

  • by Blake Foden
Time for 'Jurassics' to be given the flick and Australia moved forward
Opinion
Opinion

Time for 'Jurassics' to be given the flick and Australia moved forward

A substantial defeat of the Coalition at the upcoming election is necessary to end the power of the "Jurassics".

  • by Letters to the editor
Light rail near-miss under investigation
Public transport

Light rail near-miss under investigation

The light rail driver has been suspended, after CCTV showed they ran the red light and nearly collided with a car.

  • by Katie Burgess
Light rail stage two now seems inevitable
Opinion
Opinion

Light rail stage two now seems inevitable

If stage two of the light rail cannot be justified on financial grounds it should be shelved, regardless of whether or not federal funds are available.

  • by The Canberra Times
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Labor defends promise for light rail without business case
Canberra

Labor defends promise for light rail without business case

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said the ACT deserved its "fair share" of infrastructure funding.

  • by Katie Burgess
Canberra Now: Labor promises $200m for light rail; balloon spectacular

Canberra Now: Labor promises $200m for light rail; balloon spectacular

Plus a 'fairytale' Brumbies debut.

  • by Sally Whyte
First light rail accident shows the need for pedestrian barriers
Opinion
Opinion

First light rail accident shows the need for pedestrian barriers

Some readers say public safety is an issue when it comes to light rail.

  • by Letters to the editor
Federal Labor promises $200 million for Canberra's light rail
ACT government

Federal Labor promises $200 million for Canberra's light rail

The route from Civic to Woden will be more expensive than the first leg because of the need for wire-free running through the Parliamentary Triangle.

  • by Katie Burgess
Pedestrian safety around light rail a balance: transport experts
Canberra

Pedestrian safety around light rail a balance: transport experts

One expert has recommended speed limits for the new light rail be lowered to 40km/h to make it safer for pedestrians.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon