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Dec 14

Transport masterplan released

The NSW government released its long awaited transport masterplan two days ago just yesterday with plans to introduce light rail services from the city out to Randwick and down George St. RTBU Secrteary Alex Claassens responded to the plan saying the Government’s commitment to additional public transport in the masterplan was welcome but the detail and […] Read More »

Oct 19

More action needed to ease CBD congestion

Plans to redirect buses coming into the Sydney CBD from the Hills District to the Cahill Expressway is a good start towards dealing with huge congestion issues in the city but much more is needed. Division Secretary Chris Preston said any sensible initiatives to ease traffic congestion in the city, particularly around Wynyard and down […] Read More »

Sep 12

The Hot Topic

Government announces CBD congestion cure Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian announced this week that the NSW Government would implement a number of initiatives to reduce congestion and improve reliability for buses coming into the Sydney CBD from the north. The Minister says the changes will be implemented from early next year and that work was […] Read More »

Sep 6

Plans for bus exchange a long time coming

The Sydney Morning Herald today reportsthat plans outlined in the recently released Transport Masterplan to turn around thousands of bus commuters at the edges of Sydney’s CBD remain some years away. The Masterplan states: A redesign of the bus network will focus on Sydney CBD. The reconfigured bus network will be planned around the principles of […] Read More »

Sep 5

Promises galore in new transport plan but will the govt deliver?

Yesterday the NSW government released its long awaited draft Transport Masterplan with more roads, a second harbour crossing and the North West Rail Link spruiked as key projects. But while these big projects take the limelight, the government also has a huge raft of bus and tram initiatives to deliver shorter-term improvements to public transport […] Read More »

Jul 19

Bus dedicated tunnel the only solution for Northern Beaches commuters

The RTBU Bus and Tram Division has called on the NSW Government to commit to a two-lane bus dedicated tunnel from Spit Junction following the release of the Northern Beaches bus rapid transit pre-feasibility study. The NSW Government must commit to building a two-lane tunnel dedicated exclusively to buses connecting the Spit Junction with the Warringah […] Read More »

May 3

Your ideas submitted to the Transport Masterplan

Ideas put forward by drivers on how to improve Sydney buses formed part of the RTBU’s final submission to the NSW Long-Term Transport Masterplan. RTBU Branch Secretary Alex Claassens launched the submission at an event attended by Chris Preston and Gary Way at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts on Tuesday.  “Everyone has a theory […] Read More »

Apr 12

Boss for a day: The results

Bus drivers were recently asked to submit their ideas to Bus Express for how to improve STA bus services in Sydney. Drivers were asked what they would do if they were the “boss for the day” and we were flooded with excellent, practical ideas. The key things that drivers focused on in their responses were […] Read More »

Feb 1

Boss for a day!!

Tell us how you would improve Sydney bus services The State Government is looking for feedback from the community on how it can improve public transport for its Long-Term Transport Masterplan. No one knows better than the people who work in the industry what works and what doesn’t so have a read of the Hot […] Read More »

Jan 30

The Hot Topic

Boss for a day: Tell us how you would improve Sydney bus services When it comes to public transport, everyone has an idea about how it can be improved. The State Government says it’s willing to listen to everyone’s ideas. What’s more, it has promised to deliver a Long-Term Transport Masterplan for the NSW public […] Read More »