ACT’s $1 fares

Commuters will be able to take advantage of $1 fares ahead of the introduction of paid parking

ACT’s $1 fares

Australian Capital Territory commuters are now pay $1 fares to get work, as the state encourages people to use public transport before the introduction of paid parking later this year.

The trial offers $1 early bird fares to Action commuters who catch a bus before 7.30am on weekdays and started this week.

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury says this is a great opportunity, particularly for those working in the Parliamentary Triangle, to give Action buses a go. 

"As paid parking is introduced in July, catching a bus to and from work will be an easy and cost effective option for commuters," he says.

"Encouraging commuters to catch the bus outside of the usual peak will have the added benefit of spreading bus capacity over a longer period of time to help make the journey to work even more relaxing.

"Take your dollar the distance and travel to work before 7:30 am on an ACTION bus for just $1 on weekdays."

The  MyWay fare will be reduced to just $1 per trip, until May 30 - with an adult passenger making a saving of $1.84 per trip.

Commuters who recharge their MyWay card using Autoload or BPAY will bring in further savings, paying only $0.95 due to the 5 per cent discount received for paying via these methods.

Ahead of the introduction of paid parking in the middle of the year, ACTION will be holding three lunchtime bus information sessions at the National Triangle to inform commuters about bus services in the area.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive the ABC e-newsletter, digital magazine and other offers we choose to share with you straight to your inbox

You can also follow our updates by liking us on Facebook