Proposed Southside bus service and P&F campaign
As many parents and caregivers would be aware, Transport Canberra will no longer be providing many dedicated school bus services from the beginning of Term 2.
The College has campaigned against this decision without success. We have been in discussions with a private bus company to trial replacement user-pays morning and afternoon services between Radford and Canberra's South, the area most affected by complete removal of all school bus services.
The most cost effective private services will have two pick up / drop off points only - Woden (15 Bowes St, near the Abode Hotel) and Curtin (shops street parking on Theodore Street). Extending the services beyond that was investigated, but was cost prohibitive. Parents interested in their child/ren using these services need to complete this survey
NB: Those parents who have already completed the survey do not need to re-submit the form.
The likely cost will be a flat fixed fee of about $35 per week on a per-term basis, regardless of usage. The cost will be added to student accounts for the term.
If there are insufficient numbers to support a full service, consideration may be given to running only a morning or afternoon service. Survey respondents will be advised of the outcome and a map and timetable will be provided should the services go ahead.
The P&F Association has been in contact with APFACTS, the peak non-government school parent voice for the ACT, and wants to hear from Radford parents wishing to further protest Transport Canberra's reduction in school bus services.