Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria has expanded its Multi Purpose Taxi Program for disabled residents to include Uber in a trial in Geelong, with the aim to provide more accessible mobility options for those living with disabilities.
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This trial, only on specific journeys, aims to help the council understand whether shared ride services could complement MK’s bus network as part of its bus network review later in 2020.
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