School students will have three weeks to familiarise themselves with new bus route numbers, before the changes come into full effect on July 2.
Busabout school services in Wagga and Harden will be uniformly identified by an ‘S’, for school, followed by a three-digit number.
It will replace the existing system of numbering school services from one to 46.
Transport for NSW have initiated the changes to bring the Riverina’s transport services into line with the rest of the state.
“This will ensure school buses are easily identifiable at a glance and contribute to greater awareness and safety in general around school buses,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
“The timing of this introduction will enable school students to familiarise themselves with the new school bus numbers prior to the mid-year school break and start of term three.”
The bus number changes will not affect the timetables or routes for the existing school services. Nor will it affect the general public’s transport services, which often double as school services during peak times.
Over the coming week, schools serviced by Busabout will be provided with detailed information packs outlining the specific changes. The comprehensive lists for each school’s bus changes are also available online via the Busabout website.
Students and parents are encouraged to make further inquiries with their schools, or by calling Busabout’s Wagga office.