Free buses for ACT

Senior Citizens will be able to travel on the bus for free in Canberra during Seniors Week

Transport on all buses in Canberra will be free for Seniors Card holders during Seniors Week.

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury says having free transport should encourage more people to attend some of the events that are planned.

"The flexible transport bus service will play a significant role in Seniors Week and the expo," he says.

"A free half hourly shuttle service will be provided on Tuesday, March 17, between the Woden Bus Station and Thoroughbred Park to enable seniors to attend Seniors Expo.

"Some Action bus services will also be diverted to drop passengers closer to the event."

Activities planned during the Expo include Tai-Chi instruction, table tennis, carpet bowls, the Seniors on Show Art and Craft Exhibition, as well as educational sessions on retirement planning and understanding your pension.

ACT has an exceptional level of service for bus users with limited mobility.

 "Over 64 per cent of the Action bus fleet includes easy-access buses, which are equipped with a ramp, a wide front entrance and space to accommodate two wheelchairs or walkers," says Rattenbury.

"All of the flexible transport bus service fleet is wheelchair accessible and is operated by a member of our special needs transport team."

Action bus services staff will also be present at the expo itself.

"The flexible transport bus service will have a stall at the expo, where attendees can collect information on the service and learn how this great transport service can assist them," says Rattenbury.

The free service will be provided daily from 9am to 3pm until Sunday, March 22.

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