A new on-demand public transport trial will begin on November 27.
Sapphire Coast Buslines, in partnership with Transport for NSW, are trialing a Flexibus On Demand Public Transport service in Candelo and selected streets in Eden to give passengers more flexible options for getting around.
The new Flexibus On Demand service from Candelo will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays during school terms and will provide connections to Bega, Merimbula and Pambula.
In Eden, the service will operate on weekdays with customers able to request a pickup or drop off in designated spots near the existing bus route.
The new services will use buses that are lower to the curb and have wheelchair access and ramps for people with walkers, chairs and prams.
“The new services will make getting around the Bega Valley so much easier. Whether it’s a lift home from the shops, a ride to an appointment or dropping in to see a friend, Flexibus vehicles will offer a safe and reliable pick-up and drop-offservice at fixed and flexible locations within the service area for the cost of a public transport fare,” Mr Constance said.
The trial is being undertaken as part of the state government’s On Demand Public Transport Pilot Program which was launched in late 2016 to test and learn through the delivery of temporary pilots of new and creative transport services.
Data, insights and feedback from the trial will be used to inform future improvements across the entire transport network.
Further new Flexibus On Demand services may be introduced to Bega and Merimbula in 2019