Young’s Bus Service is delighted to announce further investment from the Queensland Government to upgrade bus stops across the Livingstone Shire Council region. The project involves upgrading 7 existing bus stops to meet Disability Discrimination standards and a further 14 bus stops to be replaced.
The first phase of the project is part of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) bus stop upgrade which aims to upgrade seven bus stops to Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT) Standards. To meet the requirements, Livingstone Shire Council is required to upgrade all bus stops to DSAPT standards by December 2022. The project has significant benefits to the community including improved disability access to bus stops. The project is a total cost of $120,000.00 and will be jointly funded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Livingstone Shire Council.
The second phase will replace 14 existing bus shelters across the region to provide bus stop shelters to improve the public transport experience and customer safety. This phase of the project is entirely funded by the Queensland Government at a cost of $266,000.00