Fare drop for WA


Public transport users will benefit from reduced fares following the repeal of the carbon tax

Western Australia’s Transperth fares will be reduced from next month following the repeal of the carbon tax.

After the repeal of the carbon tax in July this year, the Public Transport Authority has removed the carbon tax component of tickets from future fares.

A new fare schedule for Perth and regional towns will be implemented from November 1.

Individual fare reductions vary according to the number of zones travelled, how the fare was rounded to the nearest 10 cents, and whether a concession was involved.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder  says removing the carbon tax will see the cost of some fares fall by between 10 cents and 30 cents.

"We committed to removing this tax from fares and making sure that the public was fairly compensated for it, and we are delivering on that commitment," he says.

Commuters are also being encouraged to leave their car at home on Monday, November 3 and take advantage of a free day of public transport.

Nalder says the free day of travel is being offered to further compensate passengers for the four-month period from the carbon tax repeal on July 1 and the fare change on November 1.  

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