Monday, January 7, 2013

What happens when transit authorities lose the plot?

Yesterday Translink brought in the fourth consecutive annual fare rise. The fare rise which makes an overall 72.5% rise in fares since 2008 has been advertised as half the rise that was scheduled by the previous government - this is irrelevant and ludicrous.

Other state premiers have had to fight for even a 2% rise while here we are expected to accept the assertion that a fare rise will make catching public transport more affordable?

Below is the latest update of our ever popular national comparison table. All fares listed are for peak times.

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