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Shape the future of transport at the Cobar Show

The Future Transport community consultation team will be at the Cobar Show. The team will be there listening to the community on a range of road and transport issues from driverless cars to revitalising transport between towns and regional cities.

“There are challenges and opportunities ahead so it’s very important to get out and listen to our regional NSW communities. This is about the public telling us what they expect from transport into the coming decades”, a Transport for NSW Spokesperson said.

Transport for NSW is focusing its engagement on people and communities in rural and regional NSW by visiting community groups, local councils, and local business associations from Wauchope to Dubbo and Griffith to Inverell.

“We have a great pipeline of projects in rural and regional NSW including regional airstrip upgrades, recent investments in shoulder works along the Kidman Way, the Fixing Country Rail program and the new intercity regional train fleet. Those important projects are complemented by the Fixing Country Roads, Bridges for the Bush, Fixing Country Truck Washes and Level Crossing Improvement programs.

“But we need to plan beyond the pipeline of projects and programs underway, because over the next 20 to 40 years we need to ensure our towns are better places to live, work and visit.”

“With many challenges ahead like changing population growth, new technologies and increasing freight, we need to hear what the people in our communities are thinking so we can make informed decisions about how  will deliver transport services and infrastructure for the future.

“We want to hear what people think about better ways to move around their regions, what makes a comfortable transport interchange, and how technology can be used for safe and more efficient transport options that reflect what customers want. We’re focusing on making transport more accessible.

“But we also need your help; our planning is only as good as your input.”

The Future Transport team is now travelling across the state engaging with regional communities large and small as we build a map for the future. They are seeking input on everything from the infrastructure we need, through to adapting for the vehicles of the future, including driverless technology and on-demand services.

“We encourage everybody to get involved. Simply visit the website at future.transport.nsw.gov.au and complete the quick survey. Make sure you do complete it because you will then be in the running to win six months free travel”, the spokesperson said. Feedback will be sought from 15 May until 30 June, 2017.

Last updated: 18 May 2017