Monday, 21 August 2017
TRANSPORT GRANTS TO IMPROVE COUNTRY PASSENGER INFRASTRUCTURE
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward today announced $242,000 in NSW Government grants to improve public transport facilities for passengers in the Yass Valley.
“Many communities will greatly benefit from these projects. The 24 new shelters and numerous upgrades throughout the electorate will make people’s public transport journey safer, easier and more comfortable,” Ms Goward said.
Ms Goward said that Transport for NSW received 78 applications from 47 organisations, with five projects successful in the Goulburn Electorate for funding in the 2015-17 round of the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS).
The scheme’s primary purpose is to fund projects that improve amenity and accessibility, including installing guidance for people with visual impairments and wheelchair and family friendly shelters, ramps and hardstands. All applications are required to meet the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.
“The biennial scheme benefits regional public transport passengers with a wide range of projects, including new bus seats, timetable and information poles and boards, tactile indicators, bus stop upgrades, security lighting and new shelters” Ms Goward said.
“The NSW Government is committed to providing high quality service to our regional transport customers and is getting on with the job of providing improvements and upgrades across the network”
Over $2.8 million was awarded in total across regional New South Wales.
For more information on the CPTIGS please visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operators/community-transport-operators/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme