Maps show Sydney's substandard public transport

BusNSW supports small investment to increase Sydney bus frequency

November 13, 2012

BusNSW has backed proposals for smaller investments to improve bus service frequency, following the release of new maps showing substandard public transport across large segments of Sydney.

Maps commissioned by the Sydney Alliance, a group of 52 organisations, show 15 percent of Sydney services leave every 15 minutes or less.

BusNSW and the Sydney Alliance agree that small investments in bus lines to improve service frequency are the best way to get more people on public transport, rather than million-dollar projects.

Executive Director Darryl Mellish
says the bus association’s submission to the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan supports this position.

"Unless services are reliable, frequent, direct, clean and safe people will not switch from car to public transport," Mellish says.

"The higher the frequency of services the more attractive they are to existing and potential customers.

"The government should continue to invest in providing high frequency services and extend the hours of operation along the strategic bus corridors."

"Investment in bus priority measures such as PTIPS, traffic light queue jumps and dedicated bus lanes are essential to improve the customer experience. These measures will improve travel time predictability which is also important."

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