Tuesday, February 22, 2011

North West Rail Link Funding Worries

The My Hills Transport group have major concerns about how the proposed North West Rail Link will be funded and what that will mean for people in the Hills. Now they have been disappointed that State Politicians have withdrawn from a planned public forum on transport issues. You can find a link for the group on the left menu on this page. Click here for the full story.

WSPTU Releases 2011 Election Policies Analysis

On Saturday February 5 WSPTU representatives from resident and transport advocacy groups from Greater Western Sydney met to discuss the proposals put forward by the Liberal/National and Labor parties in the lead up to the March 2011 State election.

In general, the WSPTU is very encouraged to see that both major parties have recognized the importance of public transport service provision, the development of public transport infrastructure and the importance of long-term, integrated transport and land-use planning.

However, people in Western Sydney largely travel in Western Sydney and it is very disappointing that the debate has come down to a trade-off between the North West Rail Link and the Western Express when there are other important ideas at stake.

Very importantly for WSPTU members there are some questions about what the Liberal Nationals would do with the bus system in Greater Western Sydney if they are elected.

These comments, two media releases, a longer analysis, and a policies evaluation matrix are available on the WSPTU Google Sites page: click here

Mt Druitt - Happy Bus Driver Register

The Mt Druitt Commuters Improvement Group have come up with a great idea to reward bus drivers who provide excellent customer service.
Happy Bus Driver Register

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

News from Panania

For news from Panania regarding the upcoming election check the TLC, Transport for the Local Community, blogspot Click here
(link also on left of this page).

Monday, February 14, 2011

Gladys Berejiklian and Geoff Lee to Meet Nth Parramatta Residents Action Group

The Oatlands / North Parramatta group, that has been campaigning hard for an extension to the 552 bus, is hosting a local meeting with the NSW Shadow Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, and the local Liberal candidate, Geoff Lee, to discuss the 552 and other transport issues tomorrow. The meeing is tomorrow, Tuesday February 15, at the Bellarouse Village, 32 Prince St, Oatlands, from 10am.