Empty and ignored: the future of public transport in Bathurst

A Bathurst school bus in action. PHOTO: Noah Secomb

Usage of the Bathurst bus system remains low among residents and visitors alike despite skyrocketing petrol prices and growing environmental concerns. Poor community experiences and a lack of accessibility to tourists stop widespread adoption of local public transport. As the cost of living in Australia continues to rise, a revival of the Bathurst bus service could provide a cleaner way into the future of travel.