Concerned residents gathered at the Kyabram Club to discuss a possible community taxi.July 2, 2014 3:10am
Calls for a community taxi service have continued, despite the announcement that Kyabram will have three taxis on the road within the coming weeks.
Concerned citizens met at the Kyabram Club on Monday night to discuss a community taxi after the town went without a dedicated taxi for two months due to safety requirements.
While those in attendance hailed the announcement that a Tatura taxi company recently bought three licenses from Kyabram Taxis, they argued the town should continue to plan for the future in case it faces a similar situation again.
One resident said that even though Kyabram would have more taxis, this did not mean a community taxi idea should be let go.
‘‘Community taxis will still provide vital support for a lot of people,’’ she said.
‘‘A community taxi will always be there in case the other taxis fall through and can provide longer trips for less cost. We want to make the community aware of why we started this idea initially and keep encouraging them to get involved.’’
Jen Ashton, from Freedom by Design, attended the meeting after the success of her community taxi in Healesville.
Freedom by Design provides a taxi service where money spent is returned directly to the community.
Ms Ashton spoke of the process of getting taxi licenses and was encouraging of Kyabram residents to create one themselves.
Those in attendance also discussed their own ideas, including a vehicle sponsored by local businesses who could have their information painted on the car.
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