Novel idea for Alice Springs

Public transport improved in Alice Springs with helpful totem-poles set up at bus stops

Information on and access to public transport has improved, with 14 uniquely-designed totem-poles installed at bus stops around Alice Springs.

Northern Territory minister for transport Peter Chandler says while the concept is a novel one, it will give people in the community and visitors better access to information on bus services.

"Information displayed on the totems include maps, braille signage, advising of the rank location, NT Police and network and Department of Transport telephone contact details," he says.

"The simple yet affective installation of the totem poles in Alice Springs is a first for the Territory.

"The totems are part of our commitment to continuously improve passenger transport services."

Locations include Alice Springs Airport and key entertainment facilities, such as the casino, and the project is fully-funded by the Northern Territory Government.

The public tender for manufacture of the totems and installation was undertaken by three local firms Swel Engineering, TJ Signs and Diggaman Civil Contracting.

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