Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Public invited to White Paper Forums - New Planning system for NSW

26 April 2013
Public invited to White Paper forums
Community forums have been announced for 17 metropolitan and regional locations around NSW, to listen to the community’s feedback on the NSW Government’s White Paper – A new planning system for NSW.

The sessions will be held in nine regional centres across NSW and eight metropolitan Sydney locations.

The first two community sessions will be held next week at Hornsby RSL Club and Castle Hill RSL Club on Thursday 2 May 2013 from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Online registration is also now available for all other locations. For a list of events and to register, click here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CityRail Trackworks This Week Up To 21st April 2013

Monday 15 until Sunday 21 April
On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April trackwork means buses replace all trains on the City Circle. This will impact travel on other lines, so please check the website or pick up an Operation CBD brochure from your local station.
Western Line
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 AprilTrains start and terminate at Central (platforms 4-14) due to City Circle trackwork.  Some trains will operate to an amended timetable. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Veola Buses Strike Traffic Jam - Mount Druitt Commuter!

Greg, from Lethbridge park one of the commuters that has been travelling for years commuting on public transport has told me a true story that has frustrated him travelling back home from Bankstown from work.

The situation delayed the bus trip for up to an hour as he caught the Veola 907 around 5pm from Bankstown to Parramatta reaching corner of Parramatta Road and Woodville Road Parramatta, that  it took hour to reach the end of Church Street and Argyle Streets. This problem and time delay was caused by traffic jams with private cars exiting Westfield Parramatta continuously. So  this means that private car  drivers were preventing  buses to run as per timetable. 

According to Greg, a lot of commuters were frustrated - maybe someone from Westfields can  do something to prevent traffic jams along the same stretch of road in the future!

Monday, April 8, 2013

WSPTU Special General Meeting: Saturday June 1st, 1pm.

Special General Meeting of the WSPTU
Saturday June 1st at 1pm.
At Western Sydney Community Forum
Level 4, 146 Marsden St, Parramatta.

RSVP before 5pm Friday May 31.
email: wsbustop@gmail.com . phone: 9689 0114 and leave a message (with a return number).

At the Policy Forum meeting on Saturday we decided to hold this Special General Meeting of the WSPTU to change the constitution and elect a committee.

The Purpose.

We want to make it possible for individuals to become members of the WSPTU. The current constitution of the WSPTU only allows 'groups' to be members.

After a few years of experience we now find that it is too hard to operate the WSPTU with this restriction and it is too hard for local people to form groups to be part of the WSPTU. It is also very difficult to adjudicate when a 'group' is really a group because people have different ways of operating groups these days (eg Facebook). We want to make it easier for people to join the WSPTU and easier for the WSPTU to operate.

We also need to strengthen the Steering Committee.

It has been very difficult for local people to form groups to be elligible to be part of the WSPTU and a lot of the burden of running the WSPTU has fallen on too few people. This means that the Steering Committee has not been sufficiently constituted by elligible group representatives. To reconstitute the Steering Committee under the new rules we will call for people to stand on this same day.

We will produce the proposed constitution changes, as well as the explanations, on this WSPTU blog site, soon.

On that day, we can follow that meeting with a Policy Forum meeting.

Please Note:
In the unlikely event that there is a need to ensure that the people voting at the Special General Meeting are regular WSPTU participants, the current working Steering Committee (John Svoboda, Sue Day, Paul Falzon and John Seedsman) will be consulted.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WSPTU Policy Forum This Saturday, April 6, 1pm - 4pm

Public transport users and people interested in public transport in Western Sydney can come along. Find out about new services and issues and what other people and groups are doing in their local areas to improve public transport in Western Sydney.

At Western Sydney Community Forum
146 Marsden St, Level 4
Saturday, April 6
1pm to 4pm

Reduced Fare Evading Fines Issued As NSW Police Take Over State Transit Officers - WSPTU Facebook Group

Could this be good or is this indicating there are fewer fare evaders, we will let you judge the story yourself:

Click here for Story from Sydney Morning Herald on Reduced Fare Evading Fines Issued

Courteously from Western Sydney Public Transport Users Public Forum

Reduced CCTV Cameras and Staff - RailCorp - From WSPTU Facebook Group

Would you like CCTV's removed - Railcorp claims they are duplicate cameras - my question is why pay contractors double the money if the are duplicate camera's and are they really duplicate camera or are they covering the right angles for police reviewing:

Click here for the Sydney Morning Herald Story

This is courteously  provided from our Western Sydney Public Transport Users public Forum