TAS draft plan

The Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan is now open for public comment

TAS draft plan

Northern Tasmanians are being encouraged to have their say on the future of public transport services in and around Launceston with the release of draft 10-year strategic plan.

The draft Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan has been developed by the Department of State Growth in partnership with Metro Tasmania and the three Greater Launceston councils (City of Launceston, Meander Valley and West Tamar).

Improved public transport is about helping people better access work and education opportunities, along with public services, such as healthcare.

This is an important element in delivering on our election commitment to develop a Transport Access Strategy to provide better integrated and coordinated transport services for Tasmanians who are disadvantaged through economic circumstances, disability or age, according to a statement released by the State Government.

The draft plan focuses on a number of key initiatives to achieve this including improving the service frequency of buses on key urban corridors and improving the efficiency of the network by reducing duplicated routes.

Comment is invited on the draft Greater Launceston Metropolitan Passenger Transport Plan until April 10, 2015

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