New park and ride facilities for Southern Tasmania

Michael Ferguson,Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is embarking on the most progressive agenda for public transport in decades, investing in a range of initiatives to boost patronage and bust traffic congestion.

These measures focus on improving public transport by making it faster, more efficient and a more attractive choice for Tasmanians.

I’m very pleased to announce that sites have been identified for three new park and ride facilities, to increase public transport use along the key arterial corridors – namely the Brooker Highway, the South Arm Highway and the Tasman Highway.

The proposed sites are at Claremont Link Road in Claremont, Fenton Street at Midway Point, and Pass Road in Rokeby.

Concept designs for each site are now being finalised ahead of public consultation later this month.

Construction is planned to start early next year.

Combined with other public transport investments included in this year’s Budget – such as bus stop upgrades, more bus services, and locking in the Derwent ferry service – it’s clear that this Government is providing extra capacity, more choices, and extra incentive for Tasmanians to leave their car at home.

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