Tweed Heads customers can now track the arrival of their bus and get an indication of available seating in real-time.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the technology is now on more than 60 buses in Tweed Heads as part of the second phase of the Transport Connected Bus Program, allowing customers to track the location of a bus, its estimated arrival at a stop, and how full the bus is.
“We’ve already rolled this technology out in five regional centres, and to expand that to Tweed Heads will allow even more customers to see exactly when their bus will be arriving. For passengers, it means less time waiting at the stop and more time at your destination,” Mr Toole said.
“The launch of this technology is a huge step forward for people travelling in regional areas. It shows our ongoing commitment to make public transport a first-choice option as we build a safer, stronger regional NSW.”
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said local Operator Surfside Buslines is now using the new technology across almost 100 services in the region, including 87 school routes.
“We’re excited to bring this technology on board popular Surfside bus routes, such as 600 and 601 because I know what a difference it will make to the everyday lives of locals, as well as tourists,” Mr Provest said.
“Customers can now plan their trip using the Trip Planner tool at transportnsw.info or other third-party public transport apps.
“This is just another way the NSW Government is strengthening our public transport offering right across the regions.”
To learn more, use the Transport for NSW Trip Planner tool at https://transportnsw.info/trip and other third-party public transport apps.