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Public Transport and the Elderly

Posted in Policies by Ferne Edwards on January 16th, 2009

The section below is republished with permission from the Going Solar Transport Newsletter #92, 5 January 2009, compiled by Stephen Ingrouille. Going Solar newsletter provides an excellent commentary on local sustainable transport issues in Melbourne.

“Victorias public transport will be adapted for the elderly – including better staying healthy. Aged Care Minister Lisa Neville promised the Government would act on some of the report’s recommendations, including an education program for bus, train and tram drivers to accelerate and brake smoothly to prevent seniors falling. The minister said she would work with hospital administrators to establish better transport links between Southern Cross Station and public hospitals, with a senior bus service one possibility.”
Ref: Marika Dobbin, The Age, 18/12/08

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