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MORE BUSES, MORE OFTEN FOR OUR TOWNS
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
People living in Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, Bungendore, Carwoola and surrounds are set to receive a boosted local bus timetable, with access to more bus services for longer periods of the day under the NSW Nationals in government.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the improvements would help close service gaps in the area, and was only possible because of the strong and responsible economic management of the Nationals in government.
“These new bus trips are all about making life easier for the people in our community, by giving them access to affordable, reliable services, and more of them,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The changes stem directly from community feedback, and are backed by a $36 million investment from the Nationals to rollout the new routes across the state.
“The changes will include longer timetable hours, better access to schools and health facilities, increased day return trips and improved weekend services.
“Since 2011 the Nationals have boosted public transport in our regions by adding an extra 1400 new buses across rural and regional NSW.
Mr Barilaro said the commitment includes:
Buses from Queanbeyan to Bungendore, Googong and South Jerrabomberra
Improved weekday journey services between Queanbeyan suburbs and the Canberra CBD
The introduction of Saturday day return services between Queanbeyan and Bungendore, including other communities along the road corridor
The introduction of weekday and Saturday day return services between Queanbeyan and Carwoola
Mr Barilaro said the improvements to bus networks, together with a brand new fleet of trains for regional NSW, and a commitment to introduce a $250 travel card for seniors, showed the Nationals in government are working tirelessly to improve the quality and accessibility of a suite of transport services right across regional and rural NSW.
“People in regional towns don’t often ask for too much, but being able to get to key places with relative ease, comfort, and without spending a fortune is something they deserve, and rightly should expect,” he said.