August 11, 2013

Profile: Tumby Bay Community Bus

AUSTRALIA - The Tumby Bay Community Bus is a service provided by the District Council of Tumby Bay. The area of Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia is home to 3000 residents, 37% of which are now 55+ in age. Responding to these changing demographics, the local government recognized the need for a community bus service that could benefit the growing elderly population that find if difficult or impossible to provide their own transportation. Volunteers drive and assistance eligible passengers with a new 25 seat accessible Toyota bus. Local trips are free of charge, and trips outside of the the local district are kept at an affordable rate. The following video was produced by the Local Government Association of South Australia.

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