Jon Stanhope is pleased to announce that in December a record number of freeloading wrinklies availed themselves of free bus travel.
- “A record 31,601 older Canberrans travelled for free on ACTION buses in December using their ACTION Gold Cards, Minister for Transport Jon Stanhope said today.
“Canberrans aged over 75 have embraced the Gold Card with over 5,800 registered users and 1,199 average weekday users,” Mr Stanhope said. “A record 1,599 Gold Card passengers boarded ACTION buses on one day alone in December – the 15th.
“The ACTION Gold Card program continues to increase in popularity as an alternative to driving the car for older people and a way for seniors to get out and about and enjoy all that Canberra has to offer.”