Public transport fares frozen, for now

RACQ has applauded the Queensland Government for listening to its calls and today announcing it would freeze public transport fare increases for 2021.
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Club spokesperson Paul Turner said it was right Queenslanders be spared from fare increases in the current economic climate.

“At a time when many Queenslanders are doing it tough, we don’t want to see them paying anymore to catch the train bus or ferry,” Mr Turner said.

“Public transport patronage is still low following the COVID-19 crisis, while our traffic volumes are almost back to pre-pandemic levels, proving people are more willing to drive than catch public transport.

“We already have enough hurdles to get people back on public transport including service reliability and access to seats, but it’s important we work to encourage more people to get out of their cars and prevent making congestion worse.

“Keeping fare prices stable and building trust in public transport reliability and performance is critical to encouraging people to return to catching the train, bus and ferry.”

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