Over 100 bus stops to see improvements across regional New South Wales

Posted: 5 April 2024 | | No comments yet

The NSW Labor government’s $1.6 million funding will upgrade 149 regional bus stops, enhancing safety and accessibility for commuters state-wide.

Over 100 new bus stops to see improvements across regional New South Wales

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has announced that the New South Wales (NSW) Labor government has allocated a significant funding injection of $1.6 million. This initiative aims to revitalise public transport infrastructure, catering to the needs of commuters across the state.

Under the banner of the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Scheme, the government is set to roll-out improvements at 149 regional bus stops. These enhancements span a wide geographic range, from the town of Ballina to the locale of Bega, and from the City of Wagga Wagga to the Warrumbungle Shire.

The investment will target various aspects of bus stop infrastructure, including the installation of tactile ground surface indicators, security lighting, improved kerbside access, upgraded timetable boards, as well as the introduction of new seating arrangements. These upgrades are poised to significantly elevate the user experience for public transport commuters.

Furthermore, in select regional communities, the funding will facilitate the construction of new bus stop shelters. These shelters are envisioned to offer enhanced comfort, security and protection from adverse weather conditions, ensuring a more pleasant journey for passengers relying on public transportation.

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This initiative is a collaborative effort between the NSW Labor government and 27 local councils responsible for the ownership and maintenance of the bus stops. By pooling resources and expertise, both state and local authorities are working together to address the pressing needs of regional public transport infrastructure.

By prioritising regional public transport infrastructure, the New South Wales Labor government aims to bridge gaps in accessibility, promote community connectivity, and improve overall transportation experiences for residents and visitors alike.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Jenny Aitchison, said: “The NSW Labor government’s investment in regional bus stops and shelters will help make it easier for people with disabilities and mobility issues to get to work, school, the shops, health care and social opportunities. Senior citizens, parents using prams and the community at-large will also benefit from the upgrades this funding is delivering.”