Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) latest round of urban bus stop upgrades has won the praise of residents from the city’s Willow Glen Retirement Village.
Willow Glen Retirement Village Residents’ committee secretary Christine Jenkins and fellow resident Corinne Bartlett this week thanked Toowoomba Region Councillors and the Department of Transport and Main Roads on behalf of Village residents for the upgrades at the Carey Street bus stop.
Corinne Bartlett first raised the idea of installing a seat at the bus stop with Councillors when she stopped driving around her 90th birthday.
She said the bus service offered Willow Glen Retirement Village residents independence and was also used by patrons at the caravan park.
“If you don’t drive, this is a convenient way to travel to the city. I used it twice last week and often head to the pictures in town,” Corinne said.
TRC Infrastructure Services portfolio leader and Regional Active and Public Transport Advisory Committee chair Cr Melissa Taylor said Council was installing 12 shelters at city bus stops, including the recently completed Willow Glen Retirement Village shelter, in addition to undertaking bus stop upgrades in conjunction with the state government to comply with disability provisions.