QUEENSLAND BUS LOST PROPERTY AIDS LOCAL CHARITIES

Photography by: courtesy Transdev Queensland


BUS OPERATOR Transdev Queensland Redlands has donated more than 150 items of lost property to local charity shops during 2019, timing perfectly to help those charities raise money during the Christmas break.

State Member for Capalaba, Don Brown, welcomed the donations, with Transdev operating bus services on behalf of the state government.

"While in most cases Transdev is able to successfully reunite passengers with items that they may have left behind on urban or school buses, it isn’t always possible," Brown said.

"It is fantastic to see that those items that have been left behind as lost property are now helping local charities generate much-needed income," he added.

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ECLECTIC MIX  

Since 2018, Transdev has collected more than 1000 items of lost property ranging from school hats, bags, go cards, umbrellas, phones, jewellery, grocery shopping, and even a chainsaw, the company states. Unclaimed items that are soiled or not fit for resale are disposed of, it confirms.

Transdev’s head of Business Operations, Mark McKenzie, says in addition to lost property the company was also donating $2,500 to the Redland’s Rural Fire Service and local support service, Rosies – Friends on the Street.

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"As part of our Christmas celebrations this year, we wanted to give something to those who give so much to help others, particularly during crisis situations, like bushfire or homelessness," McKenzie said.

"Hopefully our donation will help both organisations to provide more services for those in need over the festive season," he added.

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Transdev Redlands advises that if you do leave your property on a bus in the area, please contact Transdev on (07) 3248 6100 to see if it has been handed in.

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ABOUT TRANSDEV QLD

Transdev operates metropolitan bus services on behalf of Translink and the Queensland Government, it states. Its bus team operates in excess of 120 vehicles providing urban, school and charter services to the local community, transporting 2.6 million people per year, it explains.

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