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Improving bus services in regional cities

Improved public transport services are being rolled out in regional cities across NSW as part of the 16 Regional Cities Services Improvement Program.

The program aims to identify gaps and opportunities with current bus services in each city and deliver improvements to better meet customer needs, making it easier for them to get where they need to go.

Improvements include adding in more services to current routes, creating new routes, extending service hours (including nights and weekends), putting in new types of services like On Demand public transport and providing services that connect easily to bordering States.

The changes will deliver more reliable services and better connections to where people work, shop, study, and access health care and other social and recreational services.

The pilot cities were Tweed Heads (implemented December 2019) and Wagga Wagga (implemented March 2020).

The other regional cities to benefit from the improvements over the next three years are Griffith, Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Parkes, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Albury, Nowra-Bomaderry, Queanbeyan, Tamworth, Armidale and Lismore.