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Trial of level crossing cameras a positive step towards a safer transport network

This week’s Level Crossing Safety Roundtable in Brisbane saw the transport industry and governments agree to a trial of level crossing safety camera technology.


 

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Labor transport policy will put Metro Tas back on track

The Labor Party’s commitment to improving the pay and conditions of Metro Tasmania workers, recruiting more drivers, and criminalising the abuse of public transport workers will create a stronger public transport network for all Tasmanians.


 

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Education, enforcement and elimination key to level crossing safety

Rail workers will be seeking mandatory safety cameras at level crossings, and increased penalties for drivers who cross in front of a train at next week’s national level crossing safety summit.


 

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Tasmanian election candidates challenged to get State's bus service back on the road

All candidates standing in the Tasmanian state election are being asked to commit to fixing Tasmania’s government-owned bus operator, Metro Tasmania.


 

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First priorty must be to fix Metro

Rail Tram and Bus Union Tasmanian Secretary Byron Cubit today called on all sides of politics to fully explain how they will fix Tasmania’s public transport system.


 

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Landmark report highlights critical needs for more public transport funding in Tasmania

Tasmanians are being short-changed on public transport, and more funding is needed to bring the state’s public transport services up to scratch.


 

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NSW rail workers launch community campaign to save the XPT Sleeper Carriages

Rail workers are spearheading a new community campaign to save the sleeper carriages on train services between Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane and Casino.


 

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Transport NOW, January 2024

The January 2024l edition of the RTBU's quarterly national member magazine, Transport NOW, is hot off the presses!

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Police charges against NT truck driver show need for a zero tolerance approach to level crossing safety

The details of police charges against a truck driver who caused a huge collision with a full-laden freight train in Katherine in June 2023 reinforce the need for a new approach to level crossing safety.


 

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National Council 2023 Wrap

Over 70 elected National Council Delegates and observers from all parts of our union, and all parts of the country, gathered in Brisbane from 21-23 November for the 15th bi-annual RTBU National Council.


 

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