Permanent On Demand Public Transport service to be established in Moree

ON DEMAND: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall with Reynolds and Fogarty proprietor Greg Reynolds at the announcement of the On Demand Public Transport trial in Moree last year, with a permanent service now to be established.

ON DEMAND: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall with Reynolds and Fogarty proprietor Greg Reynolds at the announcement of the On Demand Public Transport trial in Moree last year, with a permanent service now to be established.

A permanent On Demand service will be established in Moree to provide transport solutions for local residents and visitors, following a successful trial.

The NSW government has announced that a Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be released for the new On Demand Public Transport service in Moree, calling for transport operators to submit proposals that provide improved customer outcomes and value for money.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the On Demand Public Transport trial proved to be extremely popular among the Moree community, with both residents and visitors jumping on board.

"Customes have embraced the On Demand trial in Moree and this is great news for the community that a service will be established to provide greater flexibility and mobility for customers on an ongoing basis," the spokesperson said.

"More than 33,000 passenger trips have been delivered since we launched the trial, with around 5,000 customers using the service per month."

Since the Moree On Demand pilot was launched in November 2018, two extensions have been granted, enabling the pilot to run through until early 2020.

"We're now looking for a transport operator to lead the implementation of a new ongoing On Demand service to provide reliable, more economic choice for customers to providing residents with access to key health, retail, educational and social services."

The RFP is expected to be released next week.