State Transit Transition


Transition of State Transit Regions 7, 8 and 9

The transition of State Transit to a franchised business model represents significant organisational change.

State Transit's objective is to run a successful and smooth transition for our people from the tender to transition; one that causes minimal disruption to everyday operations and customer service delivery and fully prepares STA employees for the change ahead.

Part of preparing for the change ahead is knowing what the transition means for you. You'll find all current transition information on this site.

If you have further questions or need clarification on any aspect of the transition, speak to your manager, contact the People and Culture Team via email, or drop your query into one of the transition feedback boxes in the depots.



State Transit Transition: How it will work

Understand the transition process from now, until transfer.

Employee Conditions and Entitlements (Operational Staff)

Find out what the transition means for you.

Employee Conditions and Entitlements (Non-operational Staff)

Find out what the transition means for you.

Preparing for the Future

Career transition and health and wellbeing options to prepare for the future.



Transition of State Transit Regions 7, 8 and 9

The transition of State Transit to a franchised business model represents significant organisational change.

State Transit's objective is to run a successful and smooth transition for our people from the tender to transition; one that causes minimal disruption to everyday operations and customer service delivery and fully prepares STA employees for the change ahead.

Part of preparing for the change ahead is knowing what the transition means for you. You'll find all current transition information on this site.

If you have further questions or need clarification on any aspect of the transition, speak to your manager, contact the People and Culture Team via email, or drop your query into one of the transition feedback boxes in the depots.



State Transit Transition: How it will work

Understand the transition process from now, until transfer.

Employee Conditions and Entitlements (Operational Staff)

Find out what the transition means for you.

Employee Conditions and Entitlements (Non-operational Staff)

Find out what the transition means for you.

Preparing for the Future

Career transition and health and wellbeing options to prepare for the future.


  • New Region 7 bus operator to invest in electric buses

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    The NSW Government has today officially announced(External link) Busways as the successful tenderer to operate Sydney Metropolitan Bus Service Contract 7, which includes State Transit’s Ryde and Willoughby depots.

    Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said Busways will introduce 35 electric buses to replace diesel buses that need to be retired, meaning cleaner, quieter and smoother rides for customers. Read teh full media release here.


  • NSW Government announces Region 7 operator

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    The NSW Government today announced Busways as the new Region 7 (Ryde and Willoughby depots) operator.

    Attached is an update on the transition phase for our operational people and our non-operational people.You can read more about Busways here.

    Regards,

    Daniela Fontana
    CEO, State Transit

  • Region 8 Transition Advisory Desk

    Following the announcement of Keolis Downer as the new operator for Region 8 (Brookvale, Mona Vale and North Sydney), STA will be hosting two Transition Advisory Desk sessions at each Region 8 Depot throughout Monday 7 June—Friday 18 June 2021.

    This is to give you the opportunity to ask anything that’s on your mind about the transition,face-to-face, in a casual atmosphere. Drop in anytime during the scheduled hours, on your own or with a colleague.

    You can find the full schedule here, and also on depot noticeboards, Digital Depot, and the STA Intranet.


  • New Region 8 bus operator to electrify fleet

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    The NSW Government has today officially announced(External link) Keolis Downer as the successful tenderer to operate Sydney Metropolitan Bus Service Contract 8, which includes State Transit’s Mona Vale, Brookvale and North Sydney depots.

    As part of the new deal, bus customers on Sydney’s Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches will soon benefit from a new fleet of electric buses and permanent On-Demand services.

    Read the full media release here.

  • NSW Government announces Region 8 operator

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    The NSW Government today announced Keolis Downer as the new Region 8 (Brookvale, Mona Vale, North Sydney depots) operator. Attached is an update on the transition phase for our operational people and our non-operational people.You can read more about Keolis Downer here.

    Regards,

    Daniela Fontana
    CEO, State Transit

  • Opal Card extension for STA operational employees

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    TfNSW has recently extended the Opal Card component of the Employee Travel Pass entitlements for a further six months following representation from the RTBU.

    This means STA operational employees will retain the Employee Opal Card entitlements, which transfer with you to the new operator of your relevant Region, for three and a half years after the transition date for your Region. The Opal Card will be eligible for use on the same services you have access to at the time of transition.

    This additional six month period will also accrue towards the Gold Pass, so those with 26.5 years services at transition, will have the opportunity to qualify for the Gold Pass. Once qualified for the Gold Pass at 30 years service, you will retain it for life.

    The six month extension only applies to the Employee Opal Card and Gold Pass accrual. Other passes entitlements (e.g. interstate vouchers, all services passes etc.) are valid for three years post transition as previously advised.

    After three-and-a-half years, it will be up to the new operator of the Region to decide whether it wishes to make the Employee Opal Cards available to you.

    Employee Opal Cards: Timeline Post Transition*

    Employee Opal Cards valid to

    Interstate vouchers – book and travel by

    Region 8

    30 April 2025

    31 October 2024

    Region 7

    9 July 2025

    9 January 2025

    Region 9

    3 October 2025

    3 April 2025

    *Please note these are proposed dates only.

    For more information on Travel Passes see the Transition Supplement Your Questions Answered (page 23). Note the extension in the time period was not captured in this document.


  • STA Transition Survey: What you said

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    Thank you to everyone who completed the STA Transition Survey. Nearly 600 responses was a great result.

    A summary of the results have been published on Blink, Digital Depot and the STA Intranet.

    Whether you took part in the survey or not, if you have a question or wish to provide feedback, you can do so anytime through a variety of ways, including stayinformed@sta.nsw.gov.au, the transition feedback box at your depot if you wish to remain anonymous, or have a chat with your Depot Director, Service Manager, Manager, a member of the People & Culture team or an Executive team member.

  • Your Questions Answered

    From Travel Passes to Transfers between Regions, to the Special Purpose Vehicle, Leave, Superannuation — and more.

    Your Questions Answered” consolidates the answers to some 400 questions asked by our operational people during the Transition Advisory Desks held across all three STA Regions (August-- December 2020) and the 2020 Planned Employee Briefing.

    Know what the transition means for you: take time out to have a read — hard copies are available in all depots.

    And if you need further clarification on any aspect of this, ask your managers, contact a member of the People and Culture Team (stayinformed@sta.nsw.gov.au), or submit your questions to one of the Transition Feedback Boxes in the depots.

  • Transition Advisory Desk Summary — Region 9

    Movements between Contracted Regions after Transition; the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV); Employee Leave; and Travel Pass entitlements were some of the key topics raised during the Region 9 Transition Advisory Desks held during November-December 2020.

    You can download the full Q&A summary here, or it is also available on all depot notice boards and the Blink Transition Hub

  • Transition Advisory Desk Summary — Region 7

    The Award, Transfers between Regions and Depots, and Leave Entitlements were just some of the key topics raised during the Region 7 Transition Advisory Desks held during October and November 2020.

    You can download the summary here, or it is also available on all depot notice boards and the Blink Transition Hub.

Page last updated: 30 July 2021, 10:48