Nov 24

Uber style buses to spell disaster in regional and rural NSW

The announcement by Constance to extend the trial of uber-style buses to regional NSW further demonstrates this Minister does not know how to run our transport. Minister Constance’s pie in the sky ‘Uber bus scheme’ has been trialled in Boston, Washington, Kansas and Helsinki and in all cases they have gone broke because the cost […] Read More »

Nov 21

“We’re all on this bus together” Tassie Safety Campaign

The RTBU has proudly launched the first stage of a National Safety Campaign for bus drivers. The launch in Tasmania has been tagged “We’re all on this bus together” and serves as a public reminder to be conscious of driver safety.  You can watch the WIN News clip about the Tasmanian launch here: https://web.facebook.com/WINNewsTasmania/videos/1724759074224425/   […] Read More »

Nov 15

Minister Constance’s grand plan for driverless buses hits a surprise snag

Andrew Constance’s obsession with putting public bus drivers out of a job by introducing ‘driverless buses’ has hit a snag after one was involved in an accident in Las Vegas just two hours into its first day on the job. To be fair, it was not the autonomous vehicles fault (a truck driver backed into […] Read More »

Nov 15

Constance’s plans to scrap Wollongong Shuttle met with fierce protest

Transport Minister Andrew Constance’s plan to scrap the free Wollongong Shuttle have been met with fierce protest at a rally organised by University of Wollongong students and the local community. The free ‘Gong Shuttle’ is popular with uni students, young people, the elderly and tourists who come to visit Wollongong. Read the full story in […] Read More »

Nov 10

Sydney EBA Update

We’re currently in the process of mailing out a letter with the latest updates for your EBA negotiations. There will be meetings across all Sydney depots in coming weeks, so be sure to keep your eye out for a letter in the mail for more information. Are your details up to date? You can update […] Read More »

Nov 10

Constance proves again he cannot be trusted

Minister Constance has backed away from an agreement to investigate the possibility of creating trackless trams for Parramatta Road. It has decided not to honour a Memorandum of Understanding it signed with Inner West Council to facilitate a study on how track-free trams could be delivered in Sydney. What this shows us, once again, is that Andrew […] Read More »

Nov 10

Campaigning to protect Ryde’s public buses

Today we gathered with Leader of the Opposition, Luke Foley, and the Mayor of Ryde, Jerome Laxale to call upon Victor Dominello MP to protect Ryde’s public buses. Jerome Laxale announced at the event that he will be running against Victor Dominello MP for Ryde in the next election, and plans on putting the protection […] Read More »

Nov 9

Join us in Ryde on Friday!

This Friday November 10th, we’ll be protesting outside Ryde bus depot, calling on the Member for Ryde, Victor Dominello MP, to rule out the privatisation of Ryde’s public buses.   Will you join us this Friday in Ryde? This is the future of our bus network. We’re still fighting to have the privatisation plans of the […] Read More »

Nov 7

Inner West bus stops on the chopping block ahead of Constance’s sell-off scheme

Documents released by Roads and Maritime Services have indicated that the Government may be about to axe over 30 of Sydney’s Inner-West bus stops in attempt to prime them for an upcoming private operator. 35 stops in Marrickville, Camperdown, Petersham, Stanmore and Dulwich Hill could go, as the Submission by RMS only guarantees the safety […] Read More »

Oct 25

Bus privatisation polling hits the news

Check out the Channel 7 story below about the latest evidence that commuters in Sydney do not want their public buses sold off into the hands of private operators. Sydney bus rumours Unions are stepping up their campaign against the privatisation of some of Sydney's bus routes. 7 News on Instagram: www.instagram.com/7newssyd #SydneyBuses #7News Posted […] Read More »