The important role that the Tweed Byron and Ballina Community Transport (TBBCT) plays in the community was recently recognised. They won the NSW Community Transport Service Provider of the Year presented in Sydney earlier this month.
‘We live in a beautiful region, but transport is a major issue for many people who cannot access public transport, or are in a tight spot, need transport for medical treatment, shopping or social outings,’ said CEO Phil Barron.
Thousands of trips
Over the last year TBBCT have assisted 4,075 individuals, provided 86,624 passenger trips and travelled just over 2.5 million passenger kilometres.
‘We have a wonderful team of dedicated staff and volunteers who are known for being friendly, safety conscious, respectful and culturally aware. Our team members go out of their way to ensure our passengers get to their destinations on time and with as little stress as possible. We estimate their donation of time and skills to the community, as volunteer drivers, bus attendants and in other volunteer roles within our organisation, provides at minimum the equivalent of $2.5m in savings to our government,’ said Mr Barron.
The award acknowledges the important work TBBCT does to support people who are isolated, vulnerable or transport disadvantaged.