The first of 100 new buses has now entered the Metro fleet in Launceston as part of the single biggest public transport investment in Tasmania’s history.
The $31 million Government investment has created 26 jobs in the state’s north-west and added to the region’s growing reputation for high-quality advanced manufacturing.
The new buses will be environmentally friendly and more comfortable for commuters, with air-conditioning and low floors that meet the Disability Discrimination Act.
The buses are scheduled to roll out at a rate of one new bus every seven to eight working days, with 13 of the new models already in service in Hobart.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is building the infrastructure Tasmania needs for the future, and the 100 new buses will provide Tasmania with a sustainable public transport system both now and well into the future.