Nearly 4,000 seniors in Orange have benefited from the first year of the regional seniors travel card trial.
The card is a $250 prepaid VISA card designed to assist eligible seniors in rural, regional and remote areas of NSW to offset the cost of essential travel expenses.
During the first year of the trial in 2020, 3,978 seniors across Orange and 1,361 in Cabonne successfully applied for a card, providing $1,334,750 worth of value.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said residents in Orange have already made 1,069 applications, as well as 273 from Parkes, 293 from Forbes and 286 applications from Cabonne for the second year of the trial.
Eligible seniors have until November 30 of this year to apply for a card and can be used for pre-booked NSW Trainlink Regional trains and coaches, fuel and taxis.
Applications are made online at www.service.nsw.gov.au,by calling 13 77 88 or by visiting a Service NSW Service Centre.
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