Seniors on the go snap up cards
SENIORS in South-East Queensland are embracing the Seniors Card + go card, with the 10,000th card issued just three months since it was launched.
Transport Minister Rachel Nolan yesterday presented the 10,000th Seniors Card +go card to Ipswich senior citizen Alan Pitman, who regularly travels on local buses run by Westside.
Ms Nolan said the combined card offered all the usual savings of a regular Seniors Card with the option to include a go card on the reverse side for travel on bus, train and ferry services on the TransLink network throughout South-East Queensland.
“Seniors Card +go was launched in mid-November to a warm reception from seniors groups and community members,” Ms Nolan said. “It has the benefit of being a single, convenient card that is easy to get and easy to use.
“Seniors with the combined card have already made more than 32,000 trips on public transport since the launch in mid-November.”
Seniors can apply for a Seniors Card +go card by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68), through the Department of Communities website at www.communities.qld.gov.au/seniorscard or by posting an application form available from their MP's office or library.