FROM THE OPERATIONS DESK

Richard Burnhill - Operations Manager

Waverley Council is trialling a Smart City Transport and Parking Initiative, the main thrust of which is establishing Pick Up and Drop Off (PUDO) points. These PUDO’s are for anybody to use for picking up and dropping passengers, they are NOT places to sit and wait for passengers (they are similar to Kiss and Ride zones) these points are located at:

  • Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach (nr The Bondi Grocer)

  • Curlewis St, Bondi Beach (nr The Bondi Hotel)

  • Roscoe St, Bondi Beach (nr Hurricanes Grill & Bar)

  • Hall St, Bondi Beach (nr Gelatissimo)

  • Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach (nr Wake Up! Bondi Beach)

  • Hall St, Bondi Beach (ne Adina Apartments)

  • Oxford St, Bondi Junction (nr Zara)

  • Grafton St, Bondi Junction (nr Meriton Bondi Junction)

  • Ebley St, Bondi Junction (nr Eastgate Shopping Centre)

The trial will go for 12 months and started 27 July 2020. Hopefully, if successful, this will be picked up by other councils.

While there re still no major events permitted at the moment, everybody is eagerly viewing the transmission figures for Covid19 and waiting for the next Public Health Order, hoping that it will loosen the social distancing laws and allow larger events to take place.

On the subject of Covid19 – More sanitisation sites are opening up across NSW to assist driver with keeping their cabs safe. The Point to Point Transport Commission is also supplying single use “Clean up Kits” to provide further help to drivers. You can find more information at: https://www.pointtopoint.nsw.gov.au/sanitisation-stations.

I am still receiving complaints about drivers charging set fares from the Airport for short trips ($50 seems to be the magic number – International to Domestic, Terminals 1,2 or 3 to local hotels etc…). These drivers are doing more for rideshare than any advertising campaign – we understand that times are tough but doing this will only make times tougher.

Did you know? There is a $300 + GST fine for not displaying the driver’s ID in a Taxi?

 

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