Kan­ga­roo Bus Lines has won a ten­der to pro­vide ser­vices to the Uni­ver­sity of the Sun­shine Coast

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Kan­ga­roo Bus Lines has won a ten­der to pro­vide bus ser­vices to the Uni­ver­sity of the Sun­shine Coast.

The com­mence­ment of this new part­ner­ship will see daily ser­vices dou­ble.

From the be­gin­ning of the new se­mes­ter in Fe­bru­ary, timetable changes were im­ple­mented to en­hance con­nec­tiv­ity across the More­ton Bay re­gion and to in­cor­po­rate new stops at Narangba, Burpen­gary, Mo­ray­field and Petrie.

The Ex­press Shut­tle Ser­vice op­er­ates from Mon­day to Fri­day and pro­vides two morn­ing ser­vices and two af­ter­noon ser­vices.

Kan­ga­roo coaches will pro­vide dis­abil­ity ac­cess on each ex­press shut­tle ser­vice to sup­port a di­verse stu­dent pop­u­la­tion, en­sur­ing all staff and stu­dents with dis­abil­i­ties are able to fully par­tic­i­pate in the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity.

Th­ese mod­ern coaches will also fea­ture free Wi- Fi and have the ca­pac­ity to stow bi­cy­cles pro­vid­ing stu­dents a sus­tain­able trans­port op­tion whilst on cam­pus and around the lo­cal area.

The ex­pan­sion of this vi­tal ex­press shut­tle bus will sup­port many stu­dents who need to travel be­tween the Sippy Downs cam­pus and the re­gion sur­round­ing the pro­posed new Petrie cam­pus.

The More­ton Bay cam­pus will com­mence con­struc­tion in 2017 and is due for com­ple­tion in 2020.

“Kan­ga­roo coaches will pro­vide dis­abil­ity ac­cess on each ex­press shut­tle ser­vice”

The de­vel­op­ment of the new cam­pus will sup­port a fullser­vice uni­ver­sity, equal to that of Sippy Downs, and will wel­come 10,000-plus stu­dents within the first ten years of open­ing.

The new uni­ver­sity site is lo­cated ap­prox­i­mately 30km from Bris­bane’s CBD and 60km to the uni­ver­sity’s Sippy Downs cam­pus. At present, pub­lic trans­ported is lim­ited on the Sun­shine Coast and pro­posed plans for con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment and re­fur­bish­ment are yet to be fully im­ple­mented across the com­mu­nity.

Many Sun­shine Coast and More­ton Bay stu­dents will rely on this up­dated pub­lic trans­port sys­tem which will in­clude Kan­ga­roo Bus Lines’ uni­ver­sity shut­tle bus con­nec­tions.

Es­tab­lished in 1978, Kan­ga­roo Bus Lines is a fam­ily owned and op­er­ated or­gan­i­sa­tion that has ex­pe­ri­enced sig­nifi cant growth since his hum­ble be­gin­nings with six buses op­er­ated from a pri­vate res­i­dence ser­vic­ing the More­ton Bay district.

The past three decades have seen the or­gan­i­sa­tion evolve to en­com­pass a wide range of trans­port so­lu­tions through­out the greater Queens­land re­gion and be­yond.

Its head of­fice is lo­cated just north of Bris­bane be­tween the CBD and Sun­shine Coast.

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