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Newcastle driverless bus: Rail, Tram and Bus union slams shuttle trial as ‘idiot project’

Jul 9, 2020Media

The union was recently out and about protesting the trial of driverless buses in Newcastle. We were featured in the Newcastle Herald as below:

President of the union’s NSW tram and bus division Daniel Jaggers said the “snail-paced” trial was proof that the “tiny, shiny, expensive toys” were not a viable part of Newcastle’s public transport or response to the pandemic.

“This is quite simply an idiot project to pursue with a looming recession,” he said. “We need substantial investment that will both create jobs and contribute to Newcastle’s public services and economy.”

Click here to see our full feature in the Newcastle Herald.