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Seniors 1,2 and Free

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7 June 2016

Seniors 1,2 and Free

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland, the seniors peak, has called on the Palaszczuk Government to retain the ‘One, two, free for seniors and pensioners’ to enable seniors who use their go card to travel free for the rest of the day after two journeys.

“Retaining this travel benefit would be welcomed particularly by pensioners,” said Mark Tucker-Evans, Chief Executive COTA Queensland.

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Disability Parking Permit Scheme

The Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Accessibility Reference Group met on 26 February, raising questions regarding a survey in relation to the Disability Parking Permit Scheme.

The survey sought views about the use of disability parking spaces by wheelchair accessible taxis for picking up or setting down passengers with a disability, and the types of vehicles able to be issued with a Disability Parking Permit.

The taxi industry lobbied TMR about allowing drivers of wheelchair accessible taxis (WATs) access to … Read the rest

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NSW Opal Card Now Available to Interstate Seniors

NSW Gold Opal public transport card for is now available seniors living in other states.

The card allows them unlimited travel on any public transport network for $2.50 a day.

You need to attach a photocopy or scan of your Seniors Card (front and back) with the application.

Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal cards for interstate seniors are valid for 60 days from the date of issue.

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COTA Appointed to Expert Taskforce to Review SEQ Transport Fares

Source: Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad 

A taskforce of public transport experts has been appointed by the Palaszczuk Government to conduct a comprehensive review of TransLink’s fare structure in South East Queensland.

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said the announcement delivers on Labor’s commitment to review the public transport fare system to improve affordability and boost patronage.

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Seniors at ‘breaking point’: COTA Queensland Election Priorities

SE Priorities

COTA Queensland, the seniors peak body, has invited all parties contesting the State Election to make ageing a policy priority.

“Seniors have told us they have reached breaking point regarding the cost of living,” said COTA Queensland Chief Executive, Mark Tucker-Evans.

“Older people are consistently finding it difficult to make ends meet against high energy, water, and transport costs. All political candidates need to take the pledge to work for an age-friendly Queensland.”

A pre-election COTA Queensland survey of 128 … Read the rest

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