Group maintains transport lobbying

A GLIMMER of hope remains for residents striving to get bus services reinstated.

It's been almost five years since bus routes in the Mount Druitt-Blacktown area were overhauled under a transport review.

Community and political pressure led to the return of some services.

People in other areas remain stranded with no or minimal services.

The Mount Druitt Commuters Improvement Group was formed as the result of the changes and continues to lobby on behalf of affected areas.

The group remains hopeful after a recent meeting with Hawkesbury MP Ray Williams, the Parliamentary Secretary for Transport.

High on the agenda are the return of a loop service for Shalvey, extension of the 755 service to connect with Blacktown, more services to Gasmata Crescent at Whalan and resuming Sunday and public holiday services to Chestnut Crescent, Bidwill.

The group was told its proposed Mount Druitt shuttle bus route wouldn't be free but has scope to be considered as a paid service.

"Five years is a long time to be without these services," group president Angie Plows said.

"It's an inconvenience to the aged and elderly. Some people can't get to job interviews or work."

Mr Williams said the group raised the concerns with Deputy Premier Gladys Berejiklian as part of a fresh transport review.

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