HOT FM’s Stretch hummer school dropoff

HOT FM WA breakfast duo Ryan and Rosie will be taking on the morning school drop-off for some of their South West listeners tomorrow morning, to raise awareness about school bus service problems in the region.

The start of the school year has exposed some gaps and shortages in the school bus services throughout the region, with the pair taking calls from concerned parents living in Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Capel, Donnybrook and Boyanup about the issue. The show’s Facebook page has been inundated with comments and questions.

The duo were joined on the show this week by Mick Murray MLA – the Member for Collie-Preston and Shadow Minster for Regional Roads – to respond to concerns.

“I wasn’t aware of how many people were concerned until I read your Facebook page,” he said.

“It’s a large issue, it’s many bus runs (affected) and we’ll get details, bring questions up in parliament and see if we can get it sorted out with the transport minister.”

Murray commended the station for taking up an important locla issue and told HOT FM that a meeting is organised on Friday 27th with fellow parliamentarians.

Peter Hynes from the Public Transport Authority also spoke to the breakfast show, and said the Authority was also aware of the problems. He suggested some problems have been a result of the introduction of Year 7’s to Secondary School this year. He added that it often takes time at the start of school year to readjust schedules and services to meet demand.

To continue raising awareness for the issue, Ryan and Rosie will present Friday morning’s breakfast show from the back of a stretch Hummer as it makes its way throughout the South West, to pick up students and get them to school across the Capel and Busselton areas.

See Pics of the school run here.


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