PTV: Public guided new bus routes

CHANGES to bus times and routes in Port Fairy are the result of community consultation, according to a Public Transport Victoria (PTV)spokeswoman.

PTV responded to yesterday’s interview by The Standard with Port Fairy disability pensioner John Reilly, who claimed he was now forced to spend his fortnightly travel allowance each day to get to and from work.

“As part of our planning, three community feedback sessions were held on the new bus network and PTV ensured that this feedback was taken into account,” the spokeswoman said. 

“The new timetables and bus services aim to meet the needs of workers and school students in getting to and from work or school and provide people who live in Port Fairy with the option to take a V/Line or town bus service.

“PTV altered the Port Fairy route to better reflect the needs of the local community around Port Fairy as a result of customer feedback.”

PTV has asked anyone wanting to give feedback to visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007.

“We will continue to review bus timetables as well as any customer feedback we receive,” the spokeswoman said.

A number of concerned residents, including people with disabilities, pensioners, and people with mobility issues have complained about changes to the bus routes in Warrnambool.

mneal@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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