New Bus Service for Truganina

30 May 2024

My question is for the Minister for Public and Active Transport. Just a few weeks ago, before the budget, our government announced that as part of the Growth Areas Public Transport Fund Wyndham would be receiving a whopping $39.4 million to establish a new fixed and modified bus service to replace the Tarneit North FlexiRide service currently operating in my electorate in Truganina. As the minister knows, we have had a very active bus campaign going on in Trug, and the one thing we have been hearing quite a bit about is the Tarneit North FlexiRide service, which has been operating since the end of 2022. It has in many ways been a victim of its own success, with the demand being more than the app can provide for. This tells us that there is very high demand and we need a more permanent bus route to service this area. My question for the minister is this: how will this new route that is being funded benefit Truganina commuters in the Laverton electorate?