16 August 2017

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced Pittwater will take part in the first trial of an on-demand transport service that can connect customers from their homes to the nearest transport hub.

The on-demand pilot, administered by Transport for NSW, will allow customers to use the custom-built app, website, or phone number to book a vehicle which will arrive at their home or convenient pick-up location and drop them at the nearest transport hub, such as the upcoming B-Line bus service.

“This innovative trial will look at how an on-demand transport service could benefit people who may find it difficult to reach our local transport hubs,” Rob Stokes said today.

“There are many elderly members of our community who live in areas that aren’t easily accessible by traditional buses. This is an additional option that could help support their transport independence.

“This trial will not replace any existing bus services – but will complement the range of transport opportunities already on offer.

“It’s also really important to reduce the need for additional commuter car parking – and this is another way this can be achieved.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to access public transport – so it’s entirely appropriate for the government to be trialling something that’s a little outside the square,” Rob Stokes said.

A standard one-way fare for these services will cost $3.10 and the pilot is expected to begin in late 2017.

Palm Beach and North Narrabeen Zones – operated by Keolis Downer (the trial operator will be partnering with GoGet for their vehicles

  • Operates Monday-Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday 7am-7pm and Sunday 7am-5pm
  • One way fare of $3.10
  • 50% discount for pensioners, seniors, students and apprentices
  • Bookings can be made up to one month or 30 minutes before a trip
  • Destinations include transport links on Pittwater Road and Barrenjoey Road
  • Services operated by eight 4-seater vehicles