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Free ride continues for Broken Hill youngsters

By Stuart Kavanagh

The free ride will continue for local youngsters throughout the school holidays after the NSW government decided to continue the trial until July of next year.

Regional Transport and Roads Minister, Sam Farraway spruiked the government partnership with local schools, bus companies and the Council at a press event on Monday.

“We started an initial two-month trial earlier this year and now I’m pleased to announce an extension to cover school holidays through to the end of July 2023,” the Minister said.

“It means when school breaks for the spring holidays our young locals will be able to hop on a free bus to go to the Aquatic Centre, Silver City Cinema or the PCYC.”

Broken Hill Mayor Tom Kennedy said he was pleased with the announcement.

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“The program also aims to encourage more take-up of public transport among younger people and teaches them how to navigate the timetable and ride safely,” said the Mayor.

Local organisations involved in the partnership include CDC Broken Hill, Willyama High School, Broken Hill City Council, PCYC Broken Hill and the YMCA.
Access is easy. You can sign up for a digital or physical card online when the program goes live on Tuesday, August 23.

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