Transport

Whether by public or private means, transport is fundamental in ensuring access to services and supports participation in civil society, through maintaining connections with family and friends and engaging in community activities. Transport is a key part of supporting the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of an individual.

Read CPSA's full transport policy here


Gold OPAL fails to glitter

CPSA has no issues with an electronic ticketing system for public transport in NSW. It seems that for the overwhelming majority of public transport users in NSW, OPAL makes life easier.

But what is clear is that there is a minority of public transport users that is being disadvantaged by OPAL. What makes it worse is that this minority is being disadvantaged unnecessarily.

Read more: Gold OPAL fails to glitter

Road safety inquiry

The Staysafe Committee of the NSW Parliament is conducting an inquiry into driver education, training and road safety.

Read more: Road safety inquiry

Finally! NSW Government fast-tracks regional rail upgrades

THE NSW Government last month announced it will allocate an extra $50 million in funding to fast-track the upgrade of the ageing XPT rail fleet, which operates in regional parts of the state. The additional funding will see new trains on the track as early as 2017, two years ahead of schedule.

Read more: Finally! NSW Government fast-tracks regional rail upgrades

Testing older driver testing again

Don't get your hopes up, but New South Wales is once again reviewing licensing arrangements for older drivers.

Read more: Testing older driver testing again

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into regional transport

THE Community Services Committee is inquiring into access to transport for seniors and disadvantaged people in rural and regional NSW. It will be looking specifically at the transport needs of older people and people with disability, the availability of transport in regional areas and strategies to improve the accessibility of transport.

Read more: NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into regional transport

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