Transit Systems tender

Transit Systems and UGL announce a joint bid to oversee public transport in Newcastle

Public transport contractor Transit Systems has announced its intention to tender for the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) Integrated Service Offering (ISO) operating contract in Newcastle recently.

TfNSW is currently seeking one provider to bring together all modes of public transport operating in Newcastle.

Having built a market leading transportation business in Australia over the last two decades, Transit Systems CEO Clint Feuerherdt says the company is well placed to deliver integrated transport services in Newcastle.

"We are proud to be a wholly Australian owned transport company with the experience and expertise to deliver this contract," he says.

"Our business was founded on the Central Coast of NSW and it would be a great honour to return with the benefit of all that we have learned both in Australia and overseas."

"We see this as an opportunity to bring a global transport network of experience to the Newcastle region, and to review and improve the service offerings for the community, for tax payers and for business."

An existing relationship would see UGL responsible for the specialised maintenance requirements of the light rail infrastructure and vehicles, if the Transit Systems tender is successful.

"Newcastle is one of Australia’s largest cities and it is important for the community and for growth of the region that Newcastle continues to invest in its transport system and infrastructure," UGL CEO Ross Taylor says.

"UGL has been a mainstay of the Newcastle transport industry for over 100 years with our history tracing back to the formation of A. Goninan & Co in 1899.

"With a proven commitment to local jobs, skills investment and capability development - we are pleased to be part of an Australian team ready to deliver this important program for Newcastle and NSW."

Transit Systems operates public bus contracts in four Australian states and territories, with a fleet of 1,180 buses carrying 55 million people in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Darwin.

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