TransDev Bus Safety | Samantha Dunn

TransDev Bus Safety

Yesterday it was revealed that a spot check by Transport Safety Victoria of Transdev’s bus fleet found 33 defective buses...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:15pm
Speaker:
Samantha Dunn

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport. Yesterday it was revealed that a spot check by Transport Safety Victoria of Transdev’s bus fleet found 33 defective buses, with 12 in such poor condition that they were ordered off the road for urgent repairs. Defects included engine and transmission faults, fluid and air leaks, loosefitting panels and suspension faults. Transdev operates onethird of Melbourne’s bus network, including the Doncaster area rapid transit buses, which are the only public transport option for much of my electorate. The action I seek is that the minister launch a comprehensive audit of bus safety across Victoria and investigate why the safety and inspection regime did not reveal these safety issues earlier.