Reminder from Metro

TAS Parents are being reminded to sort out children’s travel arrangement before school starts

Reminder from Metro

Tasmania’s Metro is reminding students and parents to ensure they have a Greencard for the commencement of the first term of school next month.

Chief Executive Officer Heather Haselgrove says many parents with children travelling by bus to school for the first time often left it to the last minute to sort out their travel requirements.

"Now is the time for parents and students to get organised for back to school by getting a new Greencard or topping up an existing Greencard and to find out about bus timetables."

She says the company has again exempted all student fares from any fare increases this year.

"Nevertheless students should keep in mind that they will save between 26 cents and 30 cents each trip by using a Greencard instead of cash when boarding a bus."

Haselgrove says in the lead up to the start of Term One each year there is often a last minute rush to get student Greencards which could lead to delays.

"This year we’re advising people to get their cards sorted early so there is no delay at the start of the new term," she says.

"If you are eligible for free student travel to or from your place of study, you need to apply for free travel through the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER). Once your application is approved by DIER and DIER notifies Metro, Metro will issue you with your Greencard at no cost."


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