Mar 27

Katrina calls it a day

Ms Katrina Auld (p.a to both the RTBU Tram and Bus Division’s Secretary & President) has decided that after giving the best part of 31 years loyal service to the “Bussies” she has decided to embark on a new career. Having started in May 1986 with ATMOEA and working for the then secretary Drew Robertson, […] Read More »

Mar 24

Gardens in Mosman and Cremorne spared the chop after Transport Minister Andrew Constance listens to B-Line feedback

THE State Government has made a further backdown on its B-Line bus plans, saving cherished gardens in Mosman and Cremorne. Three properties on Spit and Military roads were earmarked to be sliced up for the new bus transport project. But this week Transport Minister Andrew Constance announced that the compulsory purchase of the land would […] Read More »

Mar 23

Assaults on bus drivers rising: union

AAP Assaults on Queensland bus drivers have increased since the horrific death of Manmeet Alisher, the transport union claims. Mr Alisher died almost instantly after he was set alight behind the wheel while stopped at Moorooka, south of Brisbane, in October last year. The 29-year-old’s alleged attacker Anthony O’Donohue is charged with murder as well […] Read More »

Mar 21

Willoughby Bus drivers voice concerns about bus movement in the Sydney CBD

Willoughby PM Bus drivers have voiced concerns to STA management about bus movements in and out of the Sydney CBD. The areas that they consider to be of concern are on Gresham Street, bridge bound between Bent Street and Bridge Street. The Bus drivers are worried about obstructions to their route causing poor passenger and pedestrian safety. […] Read More »

Mar 17

Opal fare hikes to sting commuters with hundreds of dollars of extra costs, state Labor says

Reported in the St. Mary Mt Druitt Star Commuters will be hit with hundreds of dollars in extra costs when looming Opal fare hikes take effect, according state Labor MPs. Opposition transport spokeswoman Jodi McKay met with Blacktown MP John Robertson and Mount Druitt MP Edmond Atalla on Wednesday to call on the government to […] Read More »

Mar 17

Parramatta Light Rail holds public information sessions on stage one route

Reported in the Parramatta Holroyd Sun Now is the time to jump on board to have your say about the proposed Parramatta Light Rail route. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance recently announced the preferred route for first stage of the project, due to open in 2023. The first stage will […] Read More »

Mar 13

Newcastle light rail ‘prime candidate for cost blowouts’

Newcastle Herald THE Berejiklian government is under renewed pressure to release key documents relating to the Newcastle Light Rail project, with Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi labelling it a “prime candidate for cost blowouts”. The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, faced accusations in parliament last week of lying about her knowledge of the real reason for a $549 […] Read More »

Mar 10

Revealed: Gladys Berejiklian was sent light rail cost blowout details

Reported in the Sydney Morning Herald: Premier Gladys Berejiklian was sent details of a $549 million blowout in the cost of the Sydney light rail project just weeks before, as transport minister, she issued information misleading the public about the reason for the increase. The revelation, contained in a Transport for NSW response to a […] Read More »

Mar 9

Frustrating ‘farce’

Published in Newcastle Herald Letters Can the Minister for Transport or anyone in Transport for NSW tell me why I and many other pension concession Opal card holders have had to apply for a new card after losing our Centrelink entitlement? A majority of us are still entitled to the concession as NSW seniors card […] Read More »

Mar 9

Sydney braced for fresh road hell

By Miranda Devine, Published in the The Daily Telegraph Sydneysiders are a patient breed. But George St continues to look like the main street of Mogadishu as the light rail we are not sure we even want slowly comes together at a cost of $200,000 per metre. And we’re now facing another year in which […] Read More »