All seven of the NSW Government’s remaining On Demand pilot services in Rural and Regional NSW will be made permanent from 1 July 2022 providing communities with more transport options.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the announcement was a major win for regional NSW commuters who will have improved connections to transport hubs, shopping centres and other townships.
“We have been trialling the On Demand pilots over the past three years with more than 1.1 million trips taken by customers to date,” Mr Farraway said.
“On Demand means people can access public transport close to home to get them to appointments in a more flexible and convenient way, which is important living in regional areas.
“The NSW Government is securing a brighter future for NSW families by strengthening public transport services ensuring they’re better and closer to home.”
Buslines Group Co-CEO Adam D’Apuzzo said “When the R&R On Demand RFEOI was released in late 2017, we jumped at the opportunity to be involved.
Buslines has been connecting the communities of R&R NSW for more than 80 years, and so we knew we were uniquely positioned to support TfNSW in rigorously testing and examining the long-term viability of On Demand transport in R&R NSW.
As a company dedicated to improving customer outcomes, we enjoyed the experience of looking at our existing services and our customer needs through an On Demand lens. It was great watching our patronage go from strength to strength and rewarding to receive consistent positive feedback from our customers. For these reasons, we are proud to have our B-ConX On Demand service become permanent from 1 July 2022.”
B-ConX On Demand Services in the Northern Rivers and Ballina area will operate Monday to Friday 6:30am to 6:30pm, Saturdays Goonellabah 7:30am to 1:30pm and Saturdays Alstonville 9:00am to 2:00pm from 1st July 2022.