Victorian transport study: transport of students

Total Education Department expenditure on school transport during 1978/79 exceeded $32 million, of which about $25 million was paid for the provision of transport services, mainly school bus operators. Another $4.51 Million was paid as conveyance allowances to students travelling on normal public transport services. The attention of the study group was drawn to the transport of students on a number of occasions during meetings with various authorities and other interested parties. This report examines the several issues raised by interested parties. Arising from this examination the study group recommends that consideration be given to the inclusion of a termination date in all existing and future school bus contracts and that a review be undertaken of existing regulations to ascertain the practicalities of the carriage of adults on country school buses, provided seats are available and special permission is given by the Education Department. The study group also recommends further studies of the concept of staggered school hours so as to ease the pressures on public transport during peak periods and that the use by schools of privately hired buses to convey students to and from their homes be encouraged (a). The Victorian transport study was chaired by lonie, wm.

  • Publication Date: 1980


  • English

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  • Pagination: 24P

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  • Accession Number: 01439276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:07PM