New Cooma-Canberra bus

Cooma and the Monaro are set to benefit from a $90,000 NSW government grant that will improve transport options in the region.

The project will enable the establishment of the Monaro Transconnect Bus, which will help residents in the area access Canberra via daily return trips.

Fergus Gammie, Deputy Director General of Transport for NSW said the bus service, beginning in March, will help residents living in Cooma-Monaro, Bombala and the Snowy River Shires.

"There are a number of people living in remote villages around these areas and currently it's hard for them to get to medical appointments or go shopping because there is a lack of transport options," Mr Gammie said.

"This project will give people more freedom to travel and it will give them better access to the things they need.

"The bus will operate Monday to Friday, for 48 weeks of the year, and it will provide daily return services," Mr Gammie said.

The project will begin in March 2014 and will be trialled for two years.

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