The ACT Government is providing free off-peak and all day weekend bus travel for ACT Seniors Card holders as part of ACT Seniors Week 2011, Chief Minister and Minister for Transport, Jon Stanhope, said today.

“To encourage participation in the myriad of Seniors Week activities, holders of an ACT Seniors Card are entitled to free travel during off-peak travel times on weekdays (between 9am and 4.30pm; and after 6pm) and all day on Saturday and Sunday from 21 to 27 March.” Mr Stanhope said.

“Getting around Canberra by bus is now even easier. The ACTION bus fleet includes 138 easy access buses, which are equipped with a ramp, a wide front entrance and space to accommodate two wheelchairs or walkers.”

Bus routes featuring easy-access buses on weekdays include Blue Rapid Routes 300, 312, 313, 314, 315, 318, and 319 and Red Rapid Route 200 which travels between Gungahlin Market Place and DFO in Fyshwick and Route 900 on the weekends.

Mr Stanhope said Canberrans aged 75 or older were also entitled to free travel on ACTION buses when they presented their Gold Card.

“Gold Card holders can travel on ACTION buses for free all day, every day,” Mr Stanhope said.

The MyWay ticketing system will be programmed to automatically not charge ACT Seniors Card holders during Seniors Week.

Since MyWay was rolled out to seniors in February, more than 10,100 applications from seniors have been processed.

Seniors who apply for a MyWay card by Friday, 25 March will have $10 free travel pre-loaded onto their card.

For further information call ACTION on 13 17 10 or visit www.action.act.gov.au.


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