Colac Otway bus travellers are benefiting from significant improvements to their local bus infrastructure, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said today.
Ms Tierney was in Colac today to help officially launch 10 new bus shelters that have replaced old concrete shelters along bus routes in the Shire of Colac Otway.
“The Victorian Government provided the $120,000 needed to upgrade the shelters as part of its commitment to improve public transport infrastructure and services in Regional Victoria,” Ms Tierney said.
“The 10 new shelters are now in place across the Colac Otway bus network and are providing local people with increased comfort and safety while they wait for the bus.”
Ms Tierney said the new bus shelters were a great complement to the recent boost to Colac City Bus services.
“Earlier this year the local bus services in Colac were improved significantly, providing commuters with more than 100 services a week – a huge boost from the previous 20 services,” Ms Tierney said.
“Creating an additional route as well as extending services along Colac’s two existing routes, means local bus travellers can travel where they want, when they want.
“Combine these improvements with the new bus shelters and the people of Colac now have much more accessible and convenient public transport options.”
Ms Tierney said the Victorian Government was making huge investments to improve public transport infrastructure and services in Regional Victoria.
“The government is taking action to improve public transport links and has committed $510 million to help deliver first class public transport services to Regional Victoria,” Ms Tierney said.
“These improvements are a massive boost for the Colac Otway region and I encourage all people to make the most of the improvements to their local bus infrastructure and services.”
For information about regional services and fares visit viclink.com.au or call 136 196.