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


OPAL’s final rampage: paper tickets invalid 1 August

ALL paper tickets for train, buses and ferries will become invalid from 1 August 2017. Once again, the NSW Government has shown that when it says it would go slow phasing paper tickets out, it actually means the opposite.

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Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme doubled to $60

IN JANUARY the NSW Government announced an increase to the maximum subsidy available under the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) from $30 to $60. This is the first increase since 1999.

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Ghost stations allegedly off the cards

TRANSPORT for NSW has backed away from plans to make sweeping staff cuts across the state that would have left many regional rail stations unstaffed. The retreat follows strong community resistance to the proposal.

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OPAL Fares frozen until July 2017

FOLLOWING a public outcry spearheaded by CPSA, the NSW Government has rejected the recommendations of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) on NSW public transport fares.

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Tough luck on top ups

THE OPAL transport system has been up and running for a while now and it hasn't been without its problems.

Read more: Tough luck on top ups