Community Passenger Networks are the quiet achievers within the passenger transport industry across the state of SA, working in conjunction with commercial operators, wherever possible, to ensure viability and sustainability of all transport modes.
CPNs are not for profit organisations that facilitate transport to access services, appointment or activities which will improve or maintain the quality of life for those in our communities who have little or no access to transport services.
CPNs were established in 1992 at two pilot sites, in the Barossa Valley and Victor Harbour, funded by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. There are currently 17 regional and 4 metro based CPN’s in South Australia.
CPNs vehicles are volunteer driven and there is a small fee for transport services.
This service operates to:
- Provide a coordinated link between people who need transport services and those who can provide transport services, particularly the transport disadvantaged (assessment criteria applies) who are without access to suitable transport and in genuine need of a means to travel within the region and to Adelaide.
- Provide a central point for transport information
- Provide ad hoc transport services where no other services are available
- At least 2 working days' notice is required and a fee for service applies
The NMCPN covers the council areas of;
City of Playford
City Of Salisbury
City of Tea Tree Gully
Transport disadvantaged is defined as the inability of a person to either drive them self, or access another person to transport them, or to access public transport, when they need to travel. As a result, their quality of life is significantly impaired due to the lack of access to services
Assessment can be done over the phone
The NMCPN holds meetings quarterly.
If you have any transport issues or are interested in the development of transport services in the Northern Metropolitan area please contact us on 82560391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Medical tests for older drivers to cease
South Australian drivers over 70 years of age will no longer be required to have mandatory drivers licence medical testing each year for their car licence.
Volunteers drivers have an important role in assisting residents of our community with the provision of transport to services and appointments they would not normally be able to access.