TRANSDEV CELEBRATES INCLUSION COMMITMENT VIA ‘PRIDE’ E-BUS

Photography by: courtesy Transdev Melbourne


TRANDEV MELBOURNE today unveiled a Pride-themed rainbow bus to demonstrate its commitment to connecting and supporting Melbourne’s diverse communities.

TRANSDEV CELEBRATES INCLUSION COMMITMENT VIA ‘PRIDE’ E-BUS
“At Transdev, inclusion is more than just a word, it is about respecting and appreciating people for who they are," said Transdev Melbourne managing director Ian Craig.

Victoria’s first fully electric bus will feature the special Pride-themed livery throughout May, 2021, and will feature in the Midsumma Festival Pride March on Sunday, 23 May, together with Transdev Melbourne employees, the company confirms.

Transdev Melbourne managing director Ian Craig said: "We are committed to delivering an inclusive, welcoming and safe bus service for all."

"At Transdev, inclusion is more than just a word, it is about respecting and appreciating people for who they are.

"We hope this bus sends a clear message to our customers, the community and our people about the value we place on diversity," he added.

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The special livery encourages members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) to ‘Ride with Pride’, a slogan developed by Transdev staff in 2019 to show support for members of the LGBTQI+ community and demonstrate Transdev’s commitment to diversity, the company explains.

LGBTQI+ Transdev staff and allies will participate in the annual march, which celebrates solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity in front of more than 45,000 people, it explains.

Earlier this year, Transdev’s Sydney light rail featured rainbow livery to coincide with Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras festival.

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ABOUT TRANSDEV

Transdev believes public transport plays an important part in how a city comes to life, it states. Its day-to-day work influences families, friends and future generations where they live, work and play, it adds.

In Australasia, Transdev has 5,704 people passionate about operating its 2,150 vehicles and vessels, which deliver more than 145 million customer journeys each year, it explains.

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