Fares to be reviewed

Enough is enough, fares in southern Queensland are too high, and a review now looks likely

Fares to be reviewed
Fares to be reviewed

By David Goeldner | February 22, 2013

Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson claims the Liberal National Party government has taken the advice of a Labor-inspired advisory group and will review its public transport fare structure.

Emerson says the public transport advisory group, which was set up by former Queensland Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk, has been asked to provide submissions on the future fare path.

"This government is committed to delivering better cost of living for Queensland families and passengers," Emerson says.

"This will be reflected in our six-month action plan commitment to announce a new fare structure for public transport in south east Queensland."

Emerson has not revealed when this announcement would be made, but says savings from delivering a more efficient public transport network will be reinvested in fares.

He adds this is to tackle the ‘affordability crisis’ of which the Newman Government continues to blame the previous Bligh government which pinned public transport fares to a succession of annual 15 percent fare rises.

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