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Passenger Transport

Getting Tassie Moving Awards: Excellence in Sustainable Transport

  • These awards recognise excellent sustainable transport projects across the State which are innovative, community focused, sustainable and low-carbon.
    • Award submissions close 5pm Friday 31 January 2014.
    • Submissions go through an assessment process by a panel of three judges.
    • Winners of the Awards will be announced at the Getting Tassie Moving Awards in the first part of 2014. 

Passenger Transport Legislation Implementation

  • The Passenger Transport Services Act 2011 and the Passenger Transport Services Regulations 2013 commenced on 1 July 2013. The new Restricted Hire Vehicle Regulations 2013 also commenced on that date.

Passenger Transport Act Review and Safe Community Transport Review

  • The PTAC and the SCTR were initially undertaken as discrete projects but were combined into one project because the legislative instruments for achieving the aims of the SCTR are the same as those required to provide a more modern and up to date Passenger Transport Act.

Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework

Hobart Central Bus Interchange Planning Study

  • The project is a joint partnership between the Hobart City Council, Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources, Metro Tasmania and the Tasmania Bus Association (TasBus); and has been awarded funding from the Australian Government under the Liveable Cities Program.

Light Rail Business Case - Hobart to Glenorchy

  • A second business case examining the potential re-introduction of a passenger rail service in Hobart has been completed. It follows the 2011 Hobart to Claremont Light Rail Business Case by ACIL-Tasman, which demonstrated that the proposal did not present the basis for a submission to the Commonwealth Government for implementation funding.

Review of Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) Fares and Subsidies

  • A wheelchair accessible taxi is a taxi that has been modified to carry passengers in wheelchairs. WATs are larger than sedans and have ramps or hoists so that a wheelchair can be put into the taxi.

Review of Taxi Industry Legislation

  • In November 2011 Parliament passed a number of amendments to the Act. This was part of a broad package of legislation that will see the current Passenger Transport Act 1997 replaced by the new Passenger Transport Services Act 2011 from 1 July 2013.

Review of Taxi Licence Release Arrangements (and associated issues)

  • The Department has engaged KPMG to undertake a review of the licence release arrangement that have been in place since the Taxi and Luxury Hire Car Act 2008 came into force. That legislation was brought in to reform the arrangements that were in place prior to 2008, with a view to meeting a range of policy objectives. 

Review of the Core Passenger Services 2007