Skip to main content

Future Transport Strategy

What is the Future Transport Strategy?

Future Transport 2056 is a suite of strategies and plans that set the 40-year vision, directions and principles for customer mobility in NSW, guiding transport investment over the longer term. It presents a glimpse of the large economic and societal shifts we will see in the future and places the customer at the centre of everything we do, to ensure we respond to rapid changes in technology and innovation to create and maintain a world-class, safe, efficient and reliable transport system.

Future Transport 2056 was developed collaboratively with the Greater Sydney Commission, Infrastructure NSW, and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to ensure NSW’s overarching strategies for transport and land use planning align and complement each other, delivering an integrated vision for the State.

Future Transport Strategy


Future Transport 2056 sets the 40-year vision, directions and principles for customer mobility in NSW, guiding transport investment over the longer term.

Read more

A new approach to planning and delivery

The strategic context for transport – and the needs, wants and expectations of our customers – are evolving, while expectations for safety, reliability, accessibility and affordability remain the same.

Read more
woman and child on public transport

Reviewing our progress

Since Future Transport 2056 was first launched in March 2018, we have continued to deliver improvements to infrastructure and services for our customers.

Read more
Customer exiting a ferry

Our customers and communities

The reliability, accessibility and safety of the transport system will always be a key contributor to customer satisfaction. Customer and community expectations are continuously changing.

Read more
Mobile phone held up to opal card reader

Future mobility and services

Emerging technologies and innovations, matched with advanced data analytics, bring major new opportunities for customer services and operational improvements.

Read more
Integrating walking and cycling networks

The future network

The transport network in NSW is made up of fixed assets and corridors that form the backbone for service provision.

Read more

Growing the network in regional and outer metropolitan NSW

Transport for NSW is committed to equal access to transport services for every community that we serve, including regional and outer metropolitan NSW, which plays a vibrant role in the culture and economy of NSW.

Read more

Growing the Greater Sydney network

Transport networks will need to expand to provide improved access to each metropolitan centre.

Read more

Delivering sustainability

Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Read more

Six principles for Future Transport

The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six key principles for the future of mobility in the state, which together aim to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW.

Read more