Victoria Maori Wardens Inc. initiative extended
10th September 2014
CDC Victoria is delighted to announce a 6 month extension of the Victoria Maori Wardens Inc. (VMWI) initiative after initial success during the trial period.
The extension allows the voluntary wardens to continue travelling on CDC Victoria's Westrans buses until 31 March 2015, in order to counteract anti-social behaviour, encourage fare compliance and provide an enhanced commuter trip for all passengers.
The joint initiative between CDC Victoria and the VMWI is supported by Public Transport Victoria (PTV).
Manager of Community Engagement at CDC, Maxwell Gratton said, " CDC Victoria would like to thank the VMWI for their efforts during the first phase of the initiative and look forward to building on those successes in the times ahead."
Under the scheme, uniformed members of the VMWI patrol key areas on CDC buses providing guidance, interaction and leadership to youth of Pacific Islander or Maori background, who may be displaying, or at risk of partaking in, anti-social behaviour.
"There has been a notable impact on anti-social behaviour in the Wyndham area due to the initiative and CDC is glad that the scheme has been well received by commuters, bus drivers and the general public," said Gratton.
The VMWI will continue travelling on buses within the Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit, Wyndham, and surrounding areas.
For more information on the CDC/ VMWI initiative, please contact Maxwell Gratton at (03) 9392 9900
New look for Geelong buses
5 August 2014
CDC Geelong launches PTV livery on new buses.
In a first for the Regional bus network, CDC Geelong has taken delivery of three new buses in Public Transport Victoria (PTV) livery.
CDC Geelong Service Delivery Manager, Peter Nolan, said today: ‘We are proud to be the first Regional bus operator to launch PTV’s new livery across our network of services.
The striking common branding for buses informs and reminds our patrons within the Greater City of Geelong that we are a key player in an integrated public transport service network, linking people, places and communities.’
The new buses will service our busy Route 18 linking Deakin University and Geelong City from today, as well as other services where the buses are rostered.
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