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Bus comes to rescue

14 Dec 2012

Special education students who attend Henry Kendall High School celebrated the end of the school year with a visit to Australian Reptile Parl thanks to Busways.

Special education teacher Bronwyn Bennett said each week the unit had the use of special mini buses provided by the Wheeling and Able Association.

“The buses are great but we can not transport all our students to an event in one go.” she said “we have about eight students in wheelchairs, some who use walking frames and about 30 other students with special needs.

“Busways kindly provided a large bus for us, free of charge, and the bus had special access.
“This enables us to transport students together to the park in comfort and in good time.

“The bus has convenient access for people with limited mobility and this gesture is an example of a positive community link between our school and a generous local business.”

Busways Gosford operations manager Mark Rizzardo said providing accessible transport for all the community, including people with a disability or mobility consideration was something Busways was committed to delivering.

“The bus we provided for the school group is an easy access wheelchair accessible low-floor bus” he said. “These are specially designed to make access easier for people with reduced mobility.

“The buses have no steps, and can lower to the height of the kerb, which makes getting in and out easier for everyone.

“It’s great that Henry Kendall High School helps students become familiar and comfortable with catching the bus.”

ON TARGET

“We operate these low-floor buses throughout the network, and will have achieved the Disability Discrimination Act target of 55% of all bus services operated and advertised as low-floor services before January 2013.”
Busways Gosford Mark Rizzardo

Exert from the Central Coast Express Advocate 14-12-12 edition