Pub­li­cans se­cure taxi ser­vice for their town

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - SAM TURNER sam.turner@cnbtimes.com.au

DE­SPITE the eco­nomic down­turn in the re­gion, one busi­ness has de­cided to add an­other feather to its cap.

Monto Grand Ho­tel pub­li­cans Doug O’Sul­li­van and Tina McGrath took over own­er­ship of the Monto Taxi Ser­vice in Oc­to­ber.

Mr O’Sul­li­van said he be­lieved it was im­per­a­tive to keep the taxi in Monto.

“It’s a ser­vice the town’s got and it’d be a shame to see it die,” Mr O’Sul­li­van said.

“Now we use it along with the cour­tesy bus and our home de­liv­er­ies.”

Ac­knowl­edg­ing it as an added bonus to the busi­ness, Mr O’Sul­li­van wel­comed the new stream of in­come.

“Things have been a bit tough with the drought and the mines … so ev­ery dol­lar helps,” he said.

The Grand will be work­ing with the pre­vi­ous driver, Ge­orge Wan­ders, who has been pick­ing up cus­tomers for close to five years.

Prior to driv­ing for the Monto Taxi Ser­vice, Mr Wan­ders was help­ing around the town wher­ever he could but is glad to be help­ing peo­ple with their travel needs.

“There are a lot of peo­ple that rely on it,” Mr Wan­ders said.

“They ei­ther haven’t got a li­cence or a car, so I’ve been able to help them out.”

Pic­ture: File

AT YOUR SER­VICE: Ge­orge Wan­ders.

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