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.
Despite data stretching back ten years saying otherwise, in 2016 the then NSW Roads Minister and the current NSW Police Assistant-Commissioner in charge of road traffic claimed that the risk of serious injury and death for older drivers was increasing.
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.
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.
Don't get your hopes up, but New South Wales is once again reviewing licensing arrangements for older drivers.