Regional Development Australia (RDA) has kicked off a public transport study across the Fleurieu and Adelaide Hills looking at future demands and also options to improve public transport. It is supported by all councils in the study region.
The key issues to consider include uniform ticketing, timetabling, routes and access. It includes an online public survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZTXVTRR. The link to the project is http://www.rdahc.com.au/183.html
The project link provides background to the study and also an email address for people/groups who want to submit additional feedback. The survey closes 5pm, Friday, November 16.
RDA Regional Development Manager Steve Shotton said the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide forecasted significant urban population growth in the areas surrounding Strathalbyn, Goolwa and Victor Harbor.
“The Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and McLaren Vale areas have access to Adelaide via bus and coach services and by driving to the southern terminus of the Seaford railway line. The residents in these areas have few public transport options to travel to employment, school and business outside of the region,” Mr Shotton said.
“These areas also have major attractions for visitors, especially during the holiday periods. Many parts of the region are not well connected with regularly scheduled public transport services. As a result, innovative public transport options, such as on-demand or Demand Responsive Transit (DRT) will be considered based on research with case studies and evidence from other jurisdictions in Australia and overseas.”
Mr Shotton said the overall study objective was to determine the future demand and develop a series of public transport options for the Adelaide Hills-Fleurieu Peninsula region through evidence-based analysis, stakeholder engagement meetings and workshops.
The final recommendations will be presented to the SA Transport Minister for further study and inclusion in the SA Public Transport Strategy that is to be developed by the new South Australian Public Transport Authority. A draft report plans to be delivered to project stakeholders in February 2019.