Wheels are in motion: bus task force to roll into town

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The NSW Bus Taskforce will be coming to Campbelltown next month to hear what services are needed in the area from the local community.

This feedback will be used to inform the recommendations of the taskforce when they are given to the NSW Government.

The Campbelltown region is in need of bus infrastructure, primarily around growing areas such as Macarthur Heights.

The focus areas of the taskforce are:

• The service delivery and asset management models, including the contract and performance management framework, transparency in activities and the related capabilities required.

• Service planning, including equity of services across the community, and related community engagement.

• Infrastructure and technology that supports the effective delivery of bus services, including the transition to clean energy.

• Arrangements relating to the employment of drivers, mechanics, and other key personnel other steps to improve performance including legislative amendments, regulatory changes, contractual or other related actions.

• The adequacy of retrofitting seat belts on school buses in regional NSW over the past 10 years.

• Consideration of expanding seat belts on buses to other areas of the State, and enforcement of seatbelt laws.

• Whether any changes should be recommended to the Australian Design Rules for buses and coaches.

• Bus and coach operator safety management systems, including driver training and fatigue management.

• Whether any gaps or duplication in risk management of bus safety exist between the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Transport for NSW and bus operators.

“I am absolutely thrilled that we get the chance to engage with the Bus Taskforce, to work towards delivering the service that our community needs and deserves,” says Member for Campbelltown Greg Warren, pictured above

“I have been campaigning for increased bus service coverage for years. Now is the time for the community to have their voice heard.

“I encourage everyone who can make it to head on down and engage with the team.

“I know how important public transport is, and how much we need reliable and effective bus services here in Campbelltown.

The forum will be held at Campbelltown RSL, 1 Carberry Lane Campbelltown between 10am and 12pm on Friday, March 15.

If you cannot make it to the forum, online submissions remain open at: https://www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/bus-industry-taskforce?tool=survey_tool&tool_id=register-for-an-in-person-session#tool_tab

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