WYNBUS is a Not-For-Profit Community Project of Point Cook Action Group(PCAG) based in Point Cook(Wyndham City), Victoria, Australia focused on enabling “On-Demand Public Transport” in Wyndham. WYNBUS is planning a pilot launch of the On-Demand Public Transport trial in Point Cook in couple of months with support from “PickMyProject” an initiative of the Victorian Government.
BackgroundWyndham has been one of the fastest growing areas in Australia, but has limited bus coverage. This is similar case across multiple other growth areas across Victoria. PTV revises bus routes and introduces new routes on a regular basis, but the coverage of bus routes for new estates and the frequency of buses is inadequate and has not been revised frequently.
This project “WYNBUS” proposes a pilot On-demand Flexi Public Transport Solution for areas/routes with poor bus coverage within Wyndham , whereby members of public can avail membership based “On-Demand”, Flexi Public Transport services in Wyndham. Considering challenges with bus connectivity for growth areas like Point Cook, there is priority support required from PTV. This “WynBus” project from ‘Point Cook Action Group’ (PCAG) supports PTV with required data to support their business case for new routes. This also can be considered as a pilot project by PTV which can be progressively introduced in new growth areas by PTV to test new routes before actual route changes. Till PTV bus routes are in place, this project helps the local community to work together as a team and support the public to use public transport and reduce dependency on cars and station car park.