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Sep 19

24hr public transport coming to Sydney?

More night bus services and longer hours for Sydney Bus drivers could be on the agenda as the NSW Government considers plans to extend public transport operating hours until 4am on Friday and Saturday nights sometime in the next 12 months. 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 »

Jun 21

Treasurer hands down NSW Budget

The NSW Government has today handed down its 2016/17 budget. While public transport does get a boost, from a transport perspective it is very road heavy, with $2.9 billion set aside for West Connex alone. Read More »

Apr 15

Information Session leaves questions unanswered

Five months after the first announcement that public transport in Newcastle faced privatisation, Transport for NSW have finally met with workers. Read More »

Dec 17

Not good enough to just compare the dollars

Comparing STA bus costs to private operator costs is like comparing apples to oranges, but that’s just what the NSW Auditor-General has done, and what the Baird Government is relying on as evidence to privatise Newcastle Buses and Ferries, so reports the Newcastle Herald today. The Auditor-General, the officer in charge of deciding whether government […] Read More »

Nov 20

Hunter Workers Secretary stands with the RTBU

Hunter Workers Secretary, Daniel Wallace, speaks with Dave Sutherland on the 2HD Richard King Breakfast Show. Click here to listen to the interview. Daniel has joined the RTBU in encouraging workers to come along to the community protest on December 1 to call on the Baird Liberal Government to stop the privatisation of services in Newcastle that will […] Read More »

Nov 12

Getting from A to B not for private profit, writes Faruqi

THE NSW government has again shown it doesn’t care about evidence, consultation or the long-term sustainability of our state’s second-largest city, writes Mehreen Faruqi MLC in the Newcastle Herald. Click here to read the full article.     Read More »

Aug 5

Cutbacks and privatisation push breed ‘bacteria buses’

Today the media is reporting that the filthy state of NSW buses is posing a health risk to commuters. You can read the full story here. The RTBU is not surprised given that the NSW Government has slashed cleaner jobs and outsourced cleaning operations to the private sector – first in rail and now in buses […] Read More »