TRY BEFORE YOU RIDE OFFERS PUBLIC TRANSPORT EXPERIENCE   

Victorians with accessibility issues are being encouraged to experience different modes of public transport, when PTV holds its annual ‘Try Before You Ride’ event at Box Hill Interchange on Wednesday, 11 October.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane  said Try Before You Ride provides the chance  for people of all abilities to become familiar with using public transport in a safe and friendly environment.

This year’s event at Box Hill Interchange will allow passengers to practise boarding and alighting a range of stationary vehicles including a low floor tram, low floor bus, train, coach, and accessible taxi.

People of all abilities are welcome including people living with disabilities, parents with children, and elderly people.

Operators taking part include Metro Trains, Yarra Trams, Bus Association Victoria, Transdev (Bus), V/Line (Coach), the Taxi Services Commission and Travellers Aid Australia.

PTV and operator staff including drivers, Authorised Officers and customer service staff  will also be on hand to answer questions, alongside representatives from disability advocacy groups.

Participants are asked to register for the event in order to ensure a place in the program.

Registration can be completed online, by phone or by emailing the PTV Accessibility team. For more information about registration, please visit ptv.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to: The Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“The Government is committed to making public transport simple, easy and accessible to everyone”

“We are working with operators, partners and the community to develop an inclusive public transport system accessible to all Victorians.”