Sep 16

Chaos ensues as bus fire brings Sydney to a standstill

In an all too regular occurrence another STA bus has caught fire, this time on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The dramatic scenes brought the evening peak hour commute to a halt, causing mass delays for thousands of workers trying to leave the city. Read More »

Sep 10

Improvements needed as bus complaints pile up

More than 34,450 complaints were raised with the Baird Government about the Sydney’s bus network in just the last year. Complaints related to buses running late, uncleanliness, and missed stops. Read More »

Sep 8

Know Your Rights – Shift Penalties

With Brett Peters… Shift Penalties. Section 34 Sub Section 34.3 For all time on duty between the hours of 5.00 pm and 7.00 am (other than on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) employees, except those employed on broken shifts, shall be paid 15% more than their ordinary rates. Read More »

Sep 5

North Sydney route changes cause for concern from Monday

Only twelve months after a major overhaul of routes, more services face the chop. A number of bus routes from Sydney’s north will no longer extend to the CBD, forcing commuters to switch to other services earlier in their journeys to get to the city. Read More »

Aug 31

Submissions close for Newcastle transport tender

Submissions from private providers to operate the Newcastle Integrated Services closed on the 30th of August. The preferred bidder to operate the ten year contract will be announced by the State Government by the 31st of October. The new operator will control all bus, ferry and future light rail services in Newcastle. Read More »

Aug 25

Band-Aid solution fails to solve the problem of overcrowding

Instead of actually fixing the problem of overcrowding on Sydney’s buses, Transport Minister Andrew Constance is releasing an app to tell passengers just how full their bus is before it arrives. Read More »

Aug 24

Win for Light Rail workers

Last Friday an EA attendance  ballot was held at the  Pyrmont light rail depot. The result was a unanimous “YES”. Read More »

Aug 22

Lunacy as buses clock up multiple trips to the moon and back

In no shock to drivers, nearly a third of buses in the Sydney Buses fleet have clocked up enough kilometres to travel to the moon and back. Read More »

Aug 4

China unveils elevated bus

A Chinese proposal for a future bus will drive over multiple lanes of traffic, making it unaffected by traffic jams and freeing space on the road. Read More »

Jul 29

Private buyers in for workforce shock

Divisional Secretary Chris Preston took to the airwaves in Newcastle to let the public know just what is happening to drivers in Newcastle. Read More »