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BCCT female bus drivers on board celebrating International Women’s Day

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The team at Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport (BCCT) will be celebrating International Women’s Day to acknowledge the role of women working in the transport industry.

The trusted Community Transport organisation, headed by CEO Rachel Thompson and proudly featuring a group of female bus drivers, is keen to promote the contribution made by women in the community transport industry.

Amanda, Anna, Bev, Josie, Lauren and Maria have been driving for the organisation for many years, ensuring vulnerable members of the community reach their medical appointments, shops and social events safely and with care.

A report by Teletrac Navman Driving Change: A closer Look at Women in Transport, highlighted that women make up just 16.9% of the workforce in road transport.

Rachel Thompson comments, “We truly value the role that women play in the transport industry, and we are proud of the fact that we have a significant number of female bus drivers who all make a substantial contribution to our local, diverse community.”

Bus driver Amanda, who has been driving for BCCT for seven years, is encouraging other women to consider community bus driving as a career choice. “It’s definitely a rewarding role as you are not only driving the bus, but you also get to know and form relationships with many wonderful members of the local community,” says Amanda.

BCCT is keen to hear from other women in the community who are interested in a bus driving role. The organisation has a fleet of twenty-three mini buses, vans and cars, servicing 2,000+ regular clients and conducting 60,000+ trips per year.

Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport is a non-profit community organisation providing transport with care to over 3000 people in the Canterbury-Bankstown area.

Funded through various programs by both the state and federal governments and with support from the local community. The group provides transportation to seniors living independently, people with a disability and Carers of the aforementioned, Community groups, disadvantaged people.

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Lourdes Antenor is an experienced writer who specialises in the not-for-profit sector and its affiliations. She is the content producer for Third Sector News, an online knowledge-based platform for and about the Australian NFP sector.


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