Transport consultant called for Tasmania’s northern suburbs transit corridor

A $730 million congestion-busting package is set to secure Hobart's long-term future as a productive and liveable city, according to Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge.The Tasmanian Government is advertising for a transport consultant to undertake a study for the best solution to deliver an effective public transport solution for the northern suburbs transit corridor.

As well as encouraging the uptake of public transport along the route to reduce traffic congestion, the project will also support urban renewal on property along the corridor.

The study will aim to look at the infrastructure needs within the corridor, the ideal surface a vehicle would travel upon, station requirements and signalling considerations. It will also consider integration with other transport options including access beyond Macquarie Point.

The state government has committed $25 million to the activation program through the Hobart City Deal but acknowledges more funding will be required.

The Federal Government have provided this funding in advance of the developed option, due to the Hobart City Deal, giving certainty that activation will occur.

Once the state government receives the study in early 2020, it will map out the path to deliver the infrastructure project.

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