Positive Ageing – Help with travel

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Positive Ageing – Help with travel

Free public transport is available to Super Gold Card holders on the Blenheim Bus. However there is also some assistance available to people who require door-to-door transport.

The Total Mobility Scheme provides subsidised taxi transport for people who can’t manage public transport due to permanent disability or impairment. The Scheme is jointly funded by the District Council and the NZ Transport Agency.

An eligibility assessment by a participating Agency is required before joining the Total Mobility Scheme (a $20 assessment fee is payable to the agency).

People who qualify for this assistance are issued with a photo ID card and vouchers that entitle the user to half-price travel up to the value of $15 for a one-way trip within Marlborough.

There’s no restriction on the purpose of the trip; it can be to the doctor or the shop or for personal or social reasons.

For more information about the Total

Mobility Scheme Ph: 03 520 7400,

email: total.mobility@marlborough.govt.nz or visit: www.marlborough.govt.nz/recreation/walking-and-bik...