February 22, 2024


The Transport Workers Union (TWU) is extremely concerned over the dire state of Western Sydney’s bus network, as revealed by the latest findings from the New South Wales government’s second Bus Industry Taskforce report.

Hundreds of local bus routes are deemed inadequate, with some suburbs completely devoid of bus services, leaving residents stranded without access to essential transportation.

The report has highlighted the critical need for a state-wide medium-term bus plan, tailored to the specific needs and growth patterns of different regions. Such a plan must prioritize network service improvements for the next decade, supported by adequate funding.

It has also found the disparity in funding between bus services and other modes of transportation, such as heavy rail and Metro. Bus service improvements receive only a fraction of the expected expenditure, with the TWU urging for equitable investment in bus services to meet the needs of communities across the state.

TWU NSW secretary Richard Olsen says the failure to provide adequate public transport options is a grave disservice to the communities of Western Sydney.

“As the voice of transportation workers across New South Wales, we call on the government to prioritize equity and safety in public transportation.”

“The TWU will continue to advocate tirelessly for the rights of workers and passengers alike, ensuring that no community is left behind in the pursuit of accessible, reliable, and equitable public transport.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Adam Jacobson 0405 625 208


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