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A shuttle service will be provided to eligible people in Toowoomba to help with access to the CBD

A six-stop loop service connecting Queensland’s Toowoomba City Library and Toowoomba CBD locations is part of a three-month trial to improve access and convenience for eligible people.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio and council's Regional Access and Disability Committee (RADAC) chair Sue Englart welcomed the trial of The Toowoomba CBD-Library Shuttle Service for Eligible Persons at a launch outside City Hall.

Antonio says Toowoomba's CBD is experiencing an unprecedented building boom with numerous infrastructure projects under construction.

"This is an exciting time in Toowoomba's Central Business District in particular with flood mitigation and road improvement projects well advanced and work progressing on the QIC redevelopment and the new Toowoomba City Library," he says.

"Apart from lobbying the state government for improvements to public transport services in general, council has taken advice from RADAC about offering a more convenient transport service to the current Toowoomba City Library."

The service will provide free, community-based transport to and from the Toowoomba City Library.

"The free service will be available to elderly residents, people with a disability or any other residents with limited mobility," says Englart.

It will operate on a half hourly loop, only stop at the six designated locations and cannot be booked.

Patrons are advised to hail the specially marked shuttle service, which will use a maxi taxi vehicle, at the designated stops.

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