No start date set for on-demand buses, says Tesch
A start date for the Peninsula's on-demand bus service has yet to be announced, seven months after it was announced, according to Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.
"While services are up and running in Sydney, Peninsula commuters have been left behind again by the Liberal Government," she said.
Ms Tesch said that while the Northern Beaches have a whole new B-Line bus service costing tax payers more than $600 million but Peninsula residents were still waiting on our local on-demand service.
"We are a community crying out for better transport services and links, but the Government can't get their heads out of Manly where on-demand buses are already picking up passengers."
With an on-demand service already being trialled by private operators in Lake Macquarie and facing teething problems, Ms Tesch said this was an opportunity to get it right.
"We can see the lessons and the struggles that regions similar to ours are having with on-demand services, and a lot of them relate to the community not knowing about the service," Ms Tesch said.
"One media release seven months ago isn't enough to make sure that the thousands of commuters on the Peninsula know that this service will be coming sometime in the future and we need the government to give locals a timeline on when we can start downloading the app and signing up for a pick up.
"Right now, any information from the Government about this service would be helpful for the community."
Ms Tesch said she had moved a motion in the NSW Parliament calling on the government to release more information, and to get the program up and running.
Media release, 7 Mar 2018
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford
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