Saturday, December 31, 2011

The new commuter cap does nothing for the poor!

Tomorrow at 10am I will catch 40 buses in a row in off-peak, zone one, to take advantage of the new "go 10 and then go free" fare cap. For 35 bucks I will have unlimited travel around SEQ for 6.5 days or I can sell it to a backpacker for a small profit!
Why 40 buses? Because the go-card only allows 3 transfers and therefore maximum 4 trips per journey. This is a huge impediment to economically and geographically disadvantaged people but an advantage for me in exploiting this new and unfair cap as I will be easily able to complete journeys between Mater Hill and The Cultural Centre.  
Either way I will aim to demonstrate how this new cap favours commuters over the economically disadvantaged who are being shafted by Translink and the Queensland government.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks we need someone to do something about this shame. Its just getting out of hand. I wish QLD's would stand up and protest