Your chance to have a say on public transport
NORTHERN rivers residents have the chance to have their say about public transport services.
The Northern Rivers Transport Survey aims to improve transport in the region and is being conducted by Sustain Northern Rivers (SNR), an alliance of organisations including Tweed Shire Council.
The survey, which closes on February 28, will identify how people travel within the region and what stops them from getting to where they want to go.
SNR says previous transport studies and strategies did not provide enough information about the demands for transport in the region and what needs are not being met.
Cabarita resident Michael Durant said he travels by bus on a daily basis to Tweed Heads and back.
"I've always found the service really reliable," he said.
"But there's always room for improvement.
"It's good that we have the chance to have our say."
A spokesman for SNR said public transport in the region was limited.
"We are reliant on cars, which makes us vulnerable to rising fuel costs," he said.
The survey can be completed online by visiting the Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers website rdanorthernrivers.org.au
The results will be published on the RDA-NR website and given to Transport for NSW to inform their planning for the region.
The data will also be shared with, and used by SNR's member organisations.