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May 17

AFR: Light rail problems ‘no surprise’

In the AFR by Jenny Wiggins An underbidder for the disastrous Sydney light rail project says it was obvious the biggest risk to the project was moving utilities. ‘‘We all knew the biggest risk was the utilities,’’ Inaki Mendizabal, the director overseeing the Asia Pacific for CAF. An underbidder for the disastrous Sydney light rail project […] Read More »

Apr 23

Secret documents detailing Sydney’s $2.1b light rail won’t be released

Once again, this NSW Government is shrouding it’s transport projects in secrecy. The public deserve to know where their tax payer dollars are going, and it looks like most of it is going down the drain. Read an excerpt from the Sydney Morning Herald below, or full article here by Matt O’Sullivan. The Opposition’s attempt to force […] 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 »

May 9

Hell 90 tamed

While the situation is still not perfect, the most violent bus route in the state, the L90, has seen a massive decrease in attacks on drivers following ongoing pressure from the union calling for action from the government. Read More »

Mar 22

Drivers say Opal is no gem, Newcastle Herald reports

The spate of Opal failures continue, and it is not just in Sydney. While the state government has hailed its Newcastle rollout of the Opal card as “very successful”, bus drivers in the Hunter are complaining of faulty readers and software glitches. Read More »

Feb 29

Rail, Tram and Bus Union rubbishes bus privatisation plan, 2UE

NSW Branch Assistant Secretary Dave Woollams spoke with 2UE’s Stuart Bocking about just how bad privatisation will be for Sydney’s public transport. Listen to the interview here. 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 »

Dec 2

Union stands against Baird’s grubby deal on Newcastle Buses

Mike Baird’s decision to privatise Newcastle’s public transport system is a grubby deal that will cost jobs and leave Newcastle commuters short-changed, according to the RTBU. Branch Assistant Secretary, Dave Woollams today told a community rally in Newcastle to keep pressuring the Baird Government to change its decision and to keep bus and ferry services […] 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 »