The ACT Government is providing free off-peak bus travel for ACT Seniors Card holders during Seniors Week 2010, Chief Minister and Minister for Transport, Jon Stanhope, said today.

“To encourage participation in the myriad Seniors Week activities, holders of an ACT Seniors Card are entitled to free off-peak bus rides between 9am and 4.30pm, and again after 6pm, from Monday to Friday this week,” Mr Stanhope said.

“And 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 include:

* Intertown Routes 300, 312, 313, 314, 315, 318, and 319 and
* The REDEX Route 727 which travels between Gungahlin Market Place and the Canberra Railway Station in Kingston.

Mr Stanhope said Canberrans 75 years of age or older are also entitled to free travel on ACTION buses using a Gold Card.

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

Gold Card application forms are available from Canberra Connect Shopfronts, the Civic Driver Licence Service (Civic Library) or online at www.action.act.gov.au.

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


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