Transport is a major service of Scope. We operate a statewide fleet of buses and vans, transporting hundreds of people daily. Our services are used predominantly by people with high support needs to access programs such as therapy, and to participate in a variety of community-based activities.
We are advocate for low-floor buses and planned super-tram stops, that will enable people with a disability to more easily access the public transport system. Transport is a vital service that presents an ongoing challenge, and solutions are constantly being investigated to find ways in which to improve all transport services.
Some of the issues addressed by Scope:
- We explore how best to deal with the rising recurrent costs of transport.
- We work with the Department of Human Services and other agencies regarding specialised transport and the issue of accessibility to public transport.
- We are working to find solutions for the ongoing difficulties being experienced with the multi-purpose taxi service.
- Scope is working towards making ticketing machines more accessible for people with disabilities.
- We are collaborating with local councils to improve street planning and accessibility.
Scope will continue to take an active role in the planning and provision of new and improved standards for transport services. And transport will remain high on our list of ongoing priorities, as a valuable way in which people with disabilities will continue to be able to access community-based activities and more fully integrate into community life.
Useful Contacts and Resources
The Public Transport Division works with public transport operators to ensure all members of the community, including people with special needs, can access train, tram, bus and taxi services.
Further details and contacts is found with the Department of Transport.
- Making Public Transport More Accessible for People Who Face Mobility Challenges - This report assessed whether the Department of Transport has made public transport services more accessible for people with a disability.
- Accessible Melbourne publications - Whether you are a resident, a city worker, a frequent visitor or this is your first time in Melbourne, these publications will make it easier for you to find your way around and to use Melbourne's services and facilities.
- City of Stonnington - mobility maps and other services - The City of Stonnington has maps and other information available for the Glenferrie Road and Chapel Street areas to assist people with a disability plan their trips.
- Box Hill - Transport Access Guide (PDF 558 KB) - All you need to know about accessible transport around Box Hill.
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