Public transport in regional areas
2020-21
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Overview

People living in many regional areas of New South Wales have few or no public transport options, with many relying on taxis and buses servicing small areas. Residents who want to participate in employment, education, recreation or access health services outside their areas must use private vehicles. This limits the mobility and opportunities of many people who do not have access to private vehicles. As part of its Future Transport 2056 strategy the NSW Government has trialled some innovative models including on-demand services and regional Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV). It is also providing transport subsidies for eligible people in regional areas. This audit will consider the availability, affordability and accessibility of modes of transport for people in regional areas.