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Dec 18

Newcastle light rail cost: Wireless upgrade contributes to extra $35m bill

Once again, the NSW Government has demonstrated it is completely incapable of effectively planning and budgeting for our transport. Our tax payer dollars are going down the drain because NSW Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance makes reckless decisions and mistakes which he continues to try and cover up in confidential documents. The latest article in […] Read More »

Dec 5

Daily Telegraph: Blunders on buses taken to new level

BUS drivers are complaining the new $500 million northern beaches double-decker services are proving inferior to their older bendy counterparts, with the two-tier design taking longer to load and unload passengers, leading to delays. The new B-Line buses were brought into service a week ago amid the biggest shake-up of NSW transport timetables since the […] Read More »

Dec 1

Newcastle Herald: Keolis Downer releases new Newcastle transport routes, timetables

Michael Parris, Newcastle Herald Newcastle’s private transport operator, Keolis Downer, says it will introduce 1200 new bus and ferry services when it starts its new routes and timetables on January 14. The firm has released many details of its new network over the past few weeks, including buses every 15 minutes on four key routes […] Read More »

Nov 30

2018 Award – Ballot results

Dear members, Please see below ballot results, with a resounding vote in support of the Award. Or click here to download the PDF. Read More »

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 17

Parliament debate: Constance shows his true colours

On Thursday the 16th of October, we packed out Parliament once again for the second debate on the privatisation of our public buses. Thank you to all the members who joined us in their free time. With over 30,000 community members signing the petition – Constance has now been forced to justify his greedy plans […] 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 »