The NSW Government has pledged to deploy free Wi-Fi on all Sydney buses and trains from next year should it win the looming state election, Minister for Transport John Robertson said today.
It would extend the existing trial arrangement under which free internet access is available on some Sydney CBD Metrobuses and ferries to all metro buses and ferries by year's end, according to Robertson.
The trains and the rest of the buses that don't travel under the Metrobus name will be tackled next year pending a voting win.
"The more than 1.6 million people who use public transport every day will have access to free Wi-Fi under a Keneally government," Robertson said.
An SMS-based timetable system introduced late last year would also be completed by the end of 2011.
"If the Keneally Government is re-elected, the next bus SMS service will be extended to every bus in the metropolitan network — including both public and private operators," Robertson said.