Popular driver departs after 17 years

Ray Smith has safely driven more than 300,000 passengers to and from school over the course of his 17-year career as a bus driver with Popes Timboon.

The popular school bus driver is taking a step back from his daily driving to enjoy some well-earned travel and time with his family.

Operations manager David Pope said the team at Popes Timboon would miss seeing Ray everyday – as would the Timboon P12 School community. Continue reading

United push for public transport extension

Community groups throughout Corangamite Shire have rallied behind plans to extend the public transport service between Camperdown and Timboon through to Port Campbell.

Popes Timboon, which is contracted to operate the service for Public Transport Victoria, flagged the proposed extension last month. It said the plan was realistic and that if there was strong community support, it could happen. Continue reading