On Demand service in Moree here to stay

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A permanent On Demand service will launch in Moree today to provide long-term innovative public transport for residents and visitors.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the introduction of a permanent On Demand service follows a two-year pilot which has been a tremendous success within the community.

“We delivered over 100,000 trips during the pilot phase, which goes to show how much the community values a flexible service that provides transport connections to the places where customers really want to go,” said the spokesperson.

“Patronage has exceeded expectations, with nearly 6,000 customers per month using the On Demand service, in comparison to the old model of route services which transported around 200 passengers per month.

“Our mission is to make travelling an easy and accessible experience for all communities across the state, and the success of the pilot is the perfect example of solutions we can implement to improve mobility and connect people to key health, retail, educational and social services.”

Reynolds & Fogarty has been awarded the contract following a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) which called for transport operators to submit proposals that provided improved customer outcomes and value for money.

Greg Reynolds from Reynolds & Fogarty said they saw how much the community benefited from the On Demand pilot and wanted to involve them in the roll out of the permanent service.

“We ran a competition where we called on local artists to create an indigenous artwork that could be incorporated into the vehicle livery. After receiving many amazing artworks, we are thrilled to announce Gomeroi artist Lena Smith will have her print displayed on the side of the bus,” Mr Reynolds said.

The permanent On Demand service will run seven days a week from 7am to 7pm, including public holidays. Bookings can be made by phone or through a new R&F On Demand app, powered by Via, which allows customers to track the vehicle as it arrives.

For more information visit https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/on-demand/moree