THE State Government's plans to privatise inner west buses will threaten hundreds of jobs and lead to a drop-off in services, its critics claim.
State Opposition Transport spokeswoman and Strathfield Labor MP, Jodi McKay, said "people of the inner west do not want their public transport privatised".
She said 25,000 people had signed a petition in the inner west opposing the bus sell-off.
"The decision to sell our buses has been made by (Transport Minister Andrew Constance) who does not believe in public transport," she said.
"According to the minister, congestion will magically disappear when a private company owns our buses. In the inner west, massive overdevelopment is being imposed on our communities without supporting infrastructure."