Roads and Maritime provides service and information for drivers and operators of buses and coaches that have 13 seats or MORE; if their vehicles have fewer seats and they hold current Roads and Maritime Accreditation they remain until transfer to the Point to Point Transport Commission by no later than 1 November 2018.

From 1 November 2017, the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Act 2016 and Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Regulation 2017 provides a new regulatory framework for passenger services undertaken in any vehicle with 12 seats or less (including the driver). From this date, the Act, the Regulation and the powers of the new industry regulator, the Point to Point Transport Commissioner, will come into effect.

An Operator or a small vehicle service operating under contract with Transport for NSW will continue until the release of the new Passenger Transport Regulation.

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Bus passengers

Self assessment & reporting requirements guide

The BOAS – Self assessment and reporting requirements guide has been released. This is a guide for bus and coach operators to:

Report: Bus roadworthiness trends and patterns

A report has been released: Bus roadworthiness: Trends and patterns 2009-2014. The report provides information to industry on the safety and roadworthiness of buses along with trends and improvements to vehicle maintenance standards.

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