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Pick-up business may soon have more buses

Steve Atkinson began Atkinson’s Specialist Shuttles in mid-February and business is booming.
Steve Atkinson began Atkinson’s Specialist Shuttles in mid-February and business is booming. Hayden Johnson

A SMALL Fraser Coast business is already experiencing growth, less than six months after starting up.

Steve Atkinson began Atkinson's Specialist Shuttles in mid-February and business is booming.

He has just employed a second driver and is hoping to have more buses join his Fraser Coast-based fleet soon.

"It is increasing in popularity," he said.

"Each day is based on the merits of the customer. I am looking at expanding."

Steve has been offering a door-to-door, flat-rate transport service, helping locals get from Hervey Bay or Maryborough to their Sunshine Coast or Brisbane appointments.

Passengers from all walks of life use the service, some are holidaying and need a lift to the airport, others want to spend the day shopping and many need to get to doctors appointments.

"I'll walk them up to their surgery," he said.

"Last week I escorted a woman in her early 90s to the airport check-in."

Steve said he had many requests from the Burnett region and one day hopes to be able to service that area.

"At the moment I can't help them," he said.

Steve said he was receiving plenty of positive testimony and great community support.

"I'm loving it, it's good," he said. "I am amazed at the response."

Steve said he feels like he has been of benefit to the community since starting the service.

"Especially where there have been people who not only need transport but need a hand," he said.

Topics:  airport, brisbane, buses, business, hervey bay, maryborough, shuttle




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