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Passenger Transport Policy

Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework

The Framework’s vision is to provide a safe and responsive passenger transport system that supports improved accessibility, liveability and health outcomes for our communities.

Project 2018

Existing contracts for public transport bus services (including student only bus services) begin expiring in early 2018. A detailed review of all current services and service optimisation is underway to ensure that the most efficient and cost effective network of services is procured and opportunities for efficiencies identified.

The review (referred to as 'Project 2018') will ensure the changes Tasmania has been experiencing over the last decade are captured and lays a strong foundation for growth in the decade to come.

Passenger Transport Legislation

Information on the Passenger Transport Services Act 2011, including the Regulatory Review of the Tasmanian Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries that is being undertaken in response to the introduction of ride-sourcing in Tasmania.

Taxis and Hire Vehicles

Information on theTaxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008 including reviews and inquiries.

Light Rail

Information on light rail proposals and business cases.

Hobart Central Bus Interchange Planning Study

The project is a joint partnership between the Hobart City Council, State Government, Metro Tasmania and the Tasmania Bus Association (TasBus). The project aims to create more effective central and integrated transit interchange arrangements for public transport services in Hobart.

Journey to Work Report

Data analysis of 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data relating to journey to work patterns.

Draft Transport Access Strategy

The draft Transport Access Strategy sets out the Tasmanian Government’s approach to providing better integrated and coordinated transport services for all Tasmanians, particularly those disadvantaged through economic circumstances, age or disability.  

The draft strategy aims to improve social connectivity and access to employment (paid and voluntary), training and education, services and recreational opportunities.