Community transport survey launched

A search is underway for organisations, groups, or people who provide essential community transport.

The Australian Community Transport Association (ACTA) has launched what it calls a mapping project to help it build a picture of community transport service across Victoria, map the existing providers and areas covered, and identify gaps in services across the state.

The organisation also wants to understand the complexities of funding, users, locations, and staffing.

“We are searching for organisations, groups or people to programs – that are providing essential Community Transport,” states the organisation in a press release.

“This often looks like a shopping bus run by volunteers, volunteers taking people to health and medical appointments, volunteers assisting people with shopping, group social outings, volunteers taking students to school/TAFE or VET programs.”

The ACTA says its research will create a powerful and comprehensive influencing paper profiling Victoria.