Member for Pittwater and Minister for Transport and Roads Rob Stokes today announced the Keoride fleet will be boosted to enable wheelchair and pram access.
New vehicles, called Ponchos, will commence operating with the existing Keoride fleet this week. The Ponchos will feature innovative kerb-kneeling technology, providing level entry for all passengers.
“Pittwater’s Keoride is the most successful on-demand public transport service in Australia – and it’s now getting even better,” Rob Stokes said today.
“These improvements not only make Keoride wheelchair and pram friendly – but the new vehicles are still compact enough to negotiate our narrow local streets.
“Keoride is well-suited to Pittwater’s challenging geography – and the service has unlocked the transport independence of many residents living in areas not accessible by traditional buses.
“More than half a million trips have been delivered locally on Keoride since its launch by the NSW Government in November 2017.
“Thank you to all our local Keoride team members for your service to our community,” Rob Stokes said.
The accessible Keoride vehicles can be selected as an option when booking from 31 October. More information is available by calling Keoride on 1800 536 743.