Promoting public transport
USING public transport in the Clarence Valley has just become easier with the launch of a combined print and on-line program to promote bus, train and taxi services on the NSW North Coast.
The Northern Rivers Social Development Council's (NRSDC) transport development committee on Thursday launched its 09/10 Transport Information Pages and Going Places website.
You can find the transport information pages on pages 8 and 9 in this year's Yellow Pages and the website on www.goingplaces.org.au.
The program won the co-operation of the North Coast's eight local government areas, who each contributed to the program.
The NSW Ministry of Transport will fund the program for the first two years of operation and then it will be up to corporate sponsors to keep the program running.
Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson officially launched the program at the Fitzroy Street bus stop outside Grafton Shoppingworld.
“Public transport has been a huge issue in the Clarence Valley because of the physical size of the Valley and the widespread location of population centres,” the mayor said.
“The council is happy to support anything that makes public transport easier to access.”
The website will also provide the NRSDC with a source of date to improve its services.
Transport development committee worker Linda Lomman said the website will monitor hits on the site, the places people want to go to on public transport and the type of information people are seeking.