Support is being sought for a new Nagambie community bus service introduced by Comi’s Bus lines to fill one of the voids left by the coach stop for V/Line being moved to the railway station.
Comi’s cannot provide a community bus service around Nagambie, but it can provide a service to Shepparton’s medical places and larger shopping centres on a weekly basis.
Ken Comi is asking people to support this new venture, and costs have been worked out to cover his insurance, bus maintenance and fuel expenses.
Grants to help subsidise the community bus service are being investigated, but passengers are asked to support the service on a regular basis to ensure its continuation.
People can board the bus each Thursday morning from April 19, outside the Nagambie caravan park entrance at 9am, outside FW Parris & Sons or outside St Joseph’s Primary School.
For the return journey, the bus will collect travellers at the Kmart shopping precinct in Shepparton or another prearranged venue close to 2pm and bring them back by 3pm.
People could attend appointments, enjoy lunch, or spend a few hours shopping, going to the cinema, or other amusements.
The service aims to save people time and money.
It is available for seniors, families and teenagers to utilise. Comi’s would like to run a service to Shepparton’s amusements for young people in future school holidays.
Pre-booking of the bus is compulsory so help Comi’s know how many will travel on the service each week; phone 57942075 or 0429195384.
Enough community interest and support must be shown for Comi’s to conduct a permanent bus service.
— Diane Grant