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May 30

Second Newcastle Debate in Parliament

Novocastrians travelled to Sydney last Thursday to pack out NSW Parliament again for the second heated debate about Newcastle’s disastrous bus privatisation. A petition opposing the timetable changes implemented by Keolis Downer gathered enough signatures to trigger not one, but two debates in State Parliament. Both debates highlighted the myriad of problems privatisation has caused in […] Read More »

May 24

SMH: Second firm takes legal action over Sydney’s ‘disastrous’ light rail

The disaster that is Sydney’s light rail project demonstrates Andrew Constance’s complete incompetence and recklessness. Not only is the project (a single light rail line down one street) billions over budget it is running years overdue, inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of Sydneysiders every day. Now, another company is suing the NSW Government. This story comes […] Read More »

May 23

Sydney buses: One-in-10 services regularly late in some suburbs

Sydney’s commuters are suffering because of poor timetabling and under resourcing by this NSW Government. RTBU NSW Bus & Tram Division President, Dave Woollams said, “Minister Constance’s greedy privatisation scheme is only going to make Sydney’s bus congestion worse. We’ve already seen the plans to slash Inner-West bus stops when Transit Systems begins on July 1 this year, and there’s […] Read More »

May 17

Daily Telegraph: Acciona’s track record of bitter legal stoushes

What a disaster. Once again, Constance hasn’t done his homework. We cannot trust this NSW Government to do a single thing right. Read the story below or the full article by Annabel Hennessy here.  The Daily Telegraph can reveal Acciona’s bitter legal stoush with Transport NSW over the ­behind-schedule light rail is far from the first contractual spat the […] Read More »

May 10

Newcastle transport interchange builders in $2.5m bill dispute forced to count the cost of each bolt

Every single project of Constance’s gets blundered. This Minister is totally incapable of being trusted with tax payer money. It’s well past the time for a new Minister, and it’s the public who are suffering. Constance has to go! Read the Newcastle Herald article below. THE builder of Newcastle’s $200 million transport interchange and one of its […] Read More »

Apr 26

ABC: Sydney’s light rail is one year behind schedule

It’s no surprise to us that this Government have completely bungled Sydney’s light rail project in the same way they bungle everything else. This NSW Government is completely incapable of managing our transport network. Whether it’s buses, trains, or the light rail project – Constance and the NSW Government can’t seem to get it right. […] Read More »

Apr 20

Media Release: Finally. New Newcastle bus timetable long overdue

Any new bus timetable in Newcastle must be drafted in consultation with the community and drivers, the RTBU said today.   Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Tram and Bus Division President, Dave Woollams, said that news today that Keolis Downer will change its problem-ridden timetable is very welcomed, albeit it long overdue.   However, […] Read More »

May 20

Complain to Constance!

Transport Minister Andrew Constance’s decision to privatise bus services in Sydney’s inner west is a complete betrayal of bus drivers and Sydney commuters. Mr Constance’s plan, which would come into effect in July next year includes: Privatising 233 bus routes across Sydney, almost a third of the system Slashing the jobs of 1200 bus drivers […] 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 »

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 »