Brisbane’s public transport prices are now the most expensive in Australia and among the highest in the world.
High prices are causing more people to choose to drive instead of using public transport thus increasing traffic, pollution and potentially raising the number of drunk drivers on the road.
Lowering the cost of living was a core election promise of the Newman government and one of the easiest and most direct ways to do this would be to reduce public transport costs.
The recently implemented ‘reduced’ fare increase and free travel after 9 trips are vastly inadequate half-measures. We request that Mr Emerson and his department urgently consider the following:
– Significantly reduced fares
– Daily and/or monthly caps
– Discounts for Health Care cardholders
– A review of the current zoning