Save Our Buses
High quality public transport in the electorate and specifically the protection of our beloved bus routes is one of Marjorie's key areas of focus.
Over the last months, this Government has announced the privatisation of our Region 9, Eastern Suburbs buses, and in May 2021, it has been revealed that the Government plans to cut 25 local bus routes. Currently, the following bus routes are being cut: 300, 301, 302, 309X, 310X, 314, 316, 317, 338, 353, 357, 372, 373, 376, 377, 391, 393, 394, 395, 400, 400N, L94, X40, X93, and X99. In addition to these cuts, 23 routes will be modified to force the community to use the Sydney South Eastern Light Rail, increasing the number of modes of transport and extending the journey time. Currently, the following bus routes are planned to be modified: 303, 304, 307, 309, 313, 320, 339, 339X, 343, 347, 355, 362, 370, 373X, 374, 374X, 377X, 392, 397, 399, 418, 420, 420N. This government has already reduced and cut services, including the M10, M50, 891, 893, 378 and 361 bus services, and these further cuts will be devastating to our community.
Marjorie is vehemently against the privatisation of our buses, and will oppose any cuts to our bus routes, any reduction in services and the removal of any bus stops.
She's committed to public buses because they take us where we need to go. They take us to work, to our schools, to the library, to the city, to our hospitals, and to our local businesses. Buses take cars off the road, and ease congestion on our streets, as well as reduce our carbon footprint. The greatest impact we can have on all of these factors, is by having the light rail and our buses working together, not replacing one type of service with another.
To read more about the cuts and have your say, you can access the information that has been released by the NSW Government by clicking here.
You can also sign her petition to save our buses below. This petition calls on the members of the Legislative Assembly to stop the bus cuts and privatisation, and instead focus on better bus services.