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Bank and City join forces to encourage public transport usage


Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and City of Greater Bendigo have teamed up to encourage staff to leave their cars at home and instead ride or walk to work or catch public transport.

The Bank's Head of Community Solutions & Partnering Scott Elkington joined City of Greater Bendigo's Chief Executive Officer Craig Niemann in asking 20 staff from each organisation to trial a proposed new bus service from Strathfieldsaye to central Bendigo during lunch hours on Tuesday June 23.

Recent research undertaken as part of Connecting Greater Bendigo: Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy (ITLUS) revealed there are a large number of employees from both organisations who commute to work from Strathfieldsaye by car.

Mr Elkington said Bendigo and Adelaide Bank was keen to encourage its emp