Thursday, 26 April 2018

Labor MPs deliver survey results to Keolis Downer


BY LIAM CALLISTER

The Hunter’s Labor MPs are today delivering the results of a survey into the Newcastle Transport system to bus operator, Keolis Downer.

It comes after Keolis last week announced some changes will be made to key routes on the timetable, however, the MPs believe more consultation needs to be carried out to meet community demand.

Swansea MP Yasmin Catley says she's been calling for greater consultation for a year now.

"And just last Friday, the Government boasted that they'd had 300 responses from the community as part of their review.

"Collectively, we've managed to gather five times as many, which just goes to show that people will engage with an issue if you're genuine about seeking out their views."

Yasmin Catley says the MPs were inspired to ask the community for feedback after Transport Minister Andrew Constance "boasted" about asking 300 Novocastrians to review the network. 

The MPs have gathered 1500 responses and are hoping the information is filtered back into Keolis Downer for changes set to take effect in July. 

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Hamilton Bus Depot. Image: Flickr. 

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