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REAL TIME PASSENGER
Have your say
A Real Time Passenger Information
System will monitor ACTION buses to
allow real time timetable and other
information to be available to commuters
via digital displays at major bus stations
and selected bus stops, the internet,
mobile phones, touch screen displays
and on bus displays. The system is being
designed this year with implementation
scheduled for 2012-2013.
The ACT Government is seeking input from the
community on the scope and design of a Real Time
Passenger Information System for the Canberra
For more information on how to get involved or to ll in a commuter survey visit
www.transport.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81. Surveys are
also available at all Canberra Connect Shopfronts and ACT Public libraries.
CONSULTATION CLOSES 5PM FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2011.
How to have your say
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Simon Corbell and Andrew Barr fire up their laptops for the Virtual
Picture: Gary Schafer
take to Twitter
First virtual community cabinet takes place
CANBERRA'S politicians were
thrown out of their comfort zone last
week when they were subjected to a
barrage of questioning in the first
virtual community cabinet.
While some of the cabinet are
regular tweeters, most notably Si-
mon Corbell and Andrew Barr, and
all have participated in community
cabinets before, the frenetic pace at
which the questions came was a new
Twitter is a social networking and
micro-blogging website that enables
its users to send and read messages
called tweets. Tweets are text-based
posts limited to 140 characters.
More than 700 tweets from more
than 200 users were posted in the
hour-long session, more than any
other Australian thread that day,
making it a hard task for the
ministers to keep up.
The major issues raised by Can-
berrans were problems with public
transport, planning, and recreational
The cabinet members did their
best to keep up with the questioning,
with Katy Gallagher, Andrew Barr
and Simon Corbell all answering
more than 30 queries. Joy Burch
arrived late to the session and had
less than 10 tweets.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher
labelled the virtual community cabi-
net a huge success, but was looking
at ways to improve the online
''In the future we will refine
arrangements to best allow engage-
ment from as many of the com-
munity as possible,'' she said.
''I have also decided, based on
the success of the Twitter cabinet, to
hold a Chief Minister's blog session
which will allow a more compre-
hensive way of connecting. It can be
tricky replying to concerns in 140
''More traditional ways of engag-
ing with people will continue to
exist but these new initiatives will
add to, and complement, the exist-
ing community engagement me-
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