QLD fare freeze

Public transport fares in Queensland will not increase in 2015, as announced by the State Government

Queensland passengers will not face the annual public transport fare increase in 2015 as the State Government has announced a plan to freeze fares this year.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the decision to scrap the 2.5 per cent increase due this month, coupled with last year’s historic fares cut, will save passengers hundreds of dollars a year.

"This year’s fare freeze, on top of last year’s five per cent fare reduction, is part of our strong plan to improve the frequency, reliability and affordability of the public transport network," he says.

"As a result of the Newman LNP Government’s decision to re-invest carbon tax savings back into public transport, families have more money to spend on the things that matter.

"The combined effect of the fare decrease and fare freeze means a regular weekday passenger travelling to work from the Gold Coast to Brisbane will be $443 per year better off.

"In regional Queensland, a regular weekday passenger in Townsville, for example, travelling four zones from Stockland Shopping Centre to Townsville City will save up to $176 a year."

Emerson says the LNP is delivering on its promise to keep public transport fares as low as possible.

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