We recently conducted a review of our Community Bus Hire operation and found that significant improvements could be made by outsourcing this service to an independent local community transport organisation called Peninsula Transport Assist Incorporated (PTA).
These improvements include the option to hire a volunteer bus driver, reduced mini bus hire fees and the ability to source alternative buses if the Shire buses are already booked out on the day required. 25 seater buses are also now available through PTA.
PTA is a not for profit incorporated association offering volunteer assisted community transport and bus hire to the residents in the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston Local Government Areas.
Based in Mt Eliza, PTA has over 50 volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles or community buses to take groups and residents to medical appointments, social inclusion events or other activities.
The two 12 seater Shire community mini-buses can be booked through PTA and picked up from their locations in Mornington and Hastings. Keys will be available from the nearest customer service centre, upon presentation of the Confirmation Letter issued by PTA when the necessary forms have been signed and returned.
Fees (subject to availability of PTA buses)
Mini bus - 12 seater (incl. driver) - self-drive - $150/day
Mini bus - 12 seater (incl. driver) - PTA driver - $250/8hrs
Bus - 24 seater (Toyota Coaster or similar) - self drive - $300/day
Bus - 24 seater (Toyota Coaster or similar) - PTA driver - $400/day
Find out more: peninsulatransportassist.org/want-a-bus/
Phone: 9708 8241 or 0403 823 268