24 September 2010

Private operators raid public transport purse: The Age

By Clay Lucas September 24: THE cost of running Victoria's public transport has more than doubled in six years, despite the state's trains, trams and buses travelling only 26 per cent further. Read the full story

Meanwhile a national transport lobby has called for fewer concession fares.

Rein in concession fares, says lobby group: The Age

ELIGIBILITY for concession fares on public transport should be drastically restricted or available only during off-peak times, to improve the profitability of trains, trams and buses, according to an influential transport lobby group - whose members include the Brumby government. In a report to be launched today, Meeting the Funding Challenges of Public Transport, advocacy group the Tourism and Transport Forum proposes six ways to increase revenue and cut the costs of running public transport. Read the full report

What do you think? Are concession fares the issue?

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