In The Media | 7 June 2016

Sector Concern Over Ride-Sharing Taking Over the School Bus Run

Experts in the Not for Profit sector have voiced concerns over reports that children with disabilities could soon be catching Uber-style transport to school

It comes after The Australian reported on Monday that it had seen leaked documents detailing a proposal that could replace the specialist school bus system in Victoria and Tasmania under the guise of a more “efficient” market.

The article stated a $600,000 trial was being workshopped by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Market Design, with the support of the federal and ­Victorian treasuries, to try to ­develop a “smart market” to ­replace a “one size fits all” bus ­system.

People with Disability Australia president Craig Wallace said he could understand the need for a more integrated system but he was cautious about the idea.

Source: Pro Bono Australia