If you're a regular user of public transport in the Gungahlin region, you'll know how frustrating unpunctual services can be. Missing a bus can disrupt your whole morning and throw your whole day into disarray.
However, a recent release from the Australian Capital Territory government has highlighted the development of a new Park and Ride facility in Gungahlin to improve travel services.
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury announced the project earlier this month. It will include parking for future light rail facilities in the area, providing easier access to public transport for owners of Gungahlin real estate.
"The project will include about 200 parking spaces conveniently located near bus stops on Valley Avenue and Hibberson Street. The Red Rapid bus routes currently service the area every 10 minutes during the peak period and every 15 minutes during the off-peak. This will be improved to every 5 minutes during the peak period with the introduction of Network 14 in mid 2014," said Mr Rattenbury in a 7 May statement.
Providing more sustainable transportation options for residents in Gungahlin will help reduce congestion on public roads around the capital.