Public transport is going places

Do you need to get around the Northern Rivers, but don’t have your own transport? You might be surprised to discover how many buses are daily crossing our region.

A new website called Going Places has been created to give you information about all of the different ways you can get around the region.

If you have access to the internet, then www.goingplaces.org.au will give you links to timetables and transport provider websites. Going Places is easy to navigate, being divided into local government areas and transport type, making up-to-date transport information just a few clicks away.

If you don’t have internet access, then pages 8 and 9 of the Telstra Yellow Pages directory contain the answers to all your transport questions. You can find contact numbers and route information for buses, coaches, taxis, trains and airlines as well as information about community transport for the elderly or those with a disability as well as dedicated services for youth and Aboriginal people. You can also order larger print copies of the transport information pages by phoning 6620 1800.

Knowing that you can get around and what your transport options are can open the door to new and interesting opportunities.

These transport community resources have been produced by the Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) in collaboration with each of the Northern Rivers local governments.

According to NRSDC transport development worker Linda Lomman, there are environmental considerations to make when determining your transport choices too.

“If every vehicle owner in NSW drove an average of one kilometre less each day, we’d save 130 million litres of fuel every year,” Ms Lomman said. “Remember a bus can carry the same number of people as 40 cars – and it’s going there anyway!”


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