NEW SCHOOL BUS ON THE ROAD
The NSW Government has rolled out a new bus for school students in the Tweed region.
The Member for Lismore, Mr Thomas George, said the new bus was part of a state-wide initiative to replace older buses and assign extra vehicles to busy bus routes.
“This is great news for the community and means the older bus on the Tomewin to Dungay route will be replaced with a new vehicle,” Mr George said.
“This new air conditioned bus is just another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to provide modern, comfortable and accessible transport for students going to and from school, across the state.”
The new Hino school bus has a passenger capacity of 57 and is already operating in the region.
“The NSW Government is committed to support local community transport across the state ensuring commuters are given the best possible services,” Mr Geoff Provest, Member for Tweed, said.
“These new buses will mean less crowding and a more comfortable journey for students during the before and after school commutes.”
This financial year the NSW Government allocated $380 million to boost regional and rural bus services.
Twenty-eight new school buses have been rolled out across regional NSW since the start of the year.