TTCC scrapped by QLD

The State Government is removing the need for students to carry separate cards to gain concessions

Queensland students will no longer have to carry three separate cards when they catch public transport following the announcement today the State Government has scrapped the Tertiary Transport Concession Card (TTCC).

Deputy premier and minister for transport Jackie Trad says the announcement delivers on an election commitment to remove the TTCC and clears the way for a  new technology-based go card solution to commence from semester one 2016.

Figures from the Department of Transport and Main Roads show the true cost of the LTTCC was $1.7 million over the 2014-15 financial year and the scheme only generated $1.7 million in savings well short of the $8 million estimated by the former State Government.

The scheme saw all tertiary and post-secondary students in south east Queensland to carry their student ID card, go card and the TTCC card to access concession fares.

"The Palaszczuk Government is committed to making travel easier on public transport across the state," Trad says.

"Removing this onerous, paper-based process means easier travel for students with one less card to carry and also less administrative burden on institutions."

Trad says the Department of Transport and Main Roads is finalising a new go card solution that would be in place for semester one in 2016.

"The new solution will make it easier for university students to travel on public transport and ease the administrative burden imposed on our education institutions," she says.

"The department is continuing to work closely with Queensland institutions in preparation for a new system which will offer an easier and simpler student experience.

"We will advise students of all the details of the solution in advance of semester one."

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