COMMUTERS TO BENEFIT FROM FARE FREEZE

COMMUTERS TO BENEFIT FROM FARE FREEZE

COMMUTERS will dodge an annual public transport fee hike, after the state government announced it will freeze fares across Queensland in 2015.

The decision to scrap the 2.5 per cent increase due this month combined with last year's fare cut is expected to save passengers hundreds of dollars a year.

A regular weekday passenger travelling to work from the Gold Coast to Brisbane will save $433 annually.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the carbon tax savings reinvested into public transport will ensure fares are kept as low as possible.

"This year's fare freeze, on top of last year's five per cent fare reduction, is part of our strong plan to improve the frequency, reliability and affordability of the public transport network," Emerson says.

"In regional Queensland, a regular weekday passenger in Townsville, for example, travelling four zones from Stockland Shopping Centre to Townsville City will save up to $176 a year."

Help us deliver quality journalism to you.
As a free and independent news site providing daily updates
during a period of unprecedented challenges for businesses everywhere
we call on your support

Looking for a credit or charge card that’s built for your business? Try American Express
Partner Content
A good credit card should work for you, not against you, and let you and your business ...
American Express
Advertisement

Related Stories

Mandatory COVID isolation to end nationally mid-October

Mandatory COVID isolation to end nationally mid-October

National Cabinet has today determined that mandatory isolation peri...

Sunset on the horizon in 2023 for developer Sunland

Sunset on the horizon in 2023 for developer Sunland

A developer behind some of the Gold Coast's most iconic buildin...

Tritium teams up with JET Charge to create world’s longest EV highway in WA

Tritium teams up with JET Charge to create world’s longest EV highway in WA

Brisbane-based electric vehicle charger group Tritium DCFC (NASDAQ:...

Digital disruptor Explorate ventures into new waters amid global freight mayhem

Digital disruptor Explorate ventures into new waters amid global freight mayhem

After a heady two years of surging demand for its international log...