Taking community transport to the cloud
In early 2017, Sydney Motorway Corporation helped Community Wheels better connect disadvantaged groups to their local communities with a grant to purchase nine desktop computers.
Community Wheels provides assisted transport services to the elderly, physically frail and disabled to improve independence allowing people to remain connected within the community.
The computers will enable Community Wheels to expand its cloud-based passenger transport system, making bookings more efficient. The expanded volunteer capacity will also free-up employees to concentrate on building relationships with the people Community Wheels helps, and increasing the number of people Community Wheels can assist in the Parramatta community.
The initiative is strongly aligned with Sydney Motorway Corporation’s community legacy objectives and will serve to provide positive outcomes for many years to come.
Thanks to the Sydney Motorway Corporation grant we are able to increase our capacity to cater for the aging demographic in Parramatta, while also developing skills for unemployed people through volunteering”
Teresa Rivas, General Manager, Community Wheels