Shape the future of transport across Regional NSW

How do you see the future of NSW public transport and roads.

As the Future Transport community consultation team travels around NSW, Transport for NSW is asking people to get online and tell us what they would like to see in the future of the state’s public transport and roads.  

“We have challenges and opportunities in the years ahead so it’s important to get out and listen to regional NSW”, Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary Clare Gardiner-Barnes said.

“We want the public to tell us what they would like to see from transport into the coming decades”.

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 Cobar and Griffith to Inverell.

“We have many important projects across rural and regional NSW including our Fixing Country Rail program, the Pacific Highway and Great Western Highway upgrades, and the new intercity and regional train fleets. Such projects are complemented by the Fixing Country Roads program, Bridges for the Bush, Fixing Country Truck Washes and Level Crossing Improvement programs”, Ms Gardiner-Barnes said.

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

“With many challenges ahead including changing population growth, new technologies and increasing freight, we need to hear from people in our communities so we can make informed decisions about how  will deliver transport services and infrastructure into the future. This includes innovative solutions such as flexible transport options, using driverless technology and upgrading infrastructure to meet future demand.

“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”, Ms Gardiner-Barnes continued.

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.

To get involved, visit the Future Transport website and complete the quick survey before 30 June for your chance to win six months free travel. Conditions apply.