Cheaper Transport Fares or More Services?

02/09/2014

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Cheaper transport fares or more services?

 

Queensland families are being asked to choose between cheaper public transport fares or more services when the Newman LNP government re-invest savings from the scrapped carbon tax back into public transport.

 

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich urged locals to have their say on how savings from the carbon tax are spent.

 

“With the carbon tax gone, we can continue to deliver our promise to improve front line services and improve cost of living for families,” he said

 

“We’ve already delivered an extra 3000 train and bus services, but now we’re doing more and asking Queenslanders whether they want savings invested in reduced fares or more services.

 

Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg said “Over the next two weeks we want to hear from public transport users how best to spend the carbon tax savings, which are about $30 million a year.”

 

An online survey opens on Sunday, 31 August and closes at midnight Sunday, 14 September via the TransLink website http://translink.com.au or call on 13 12 30.

 

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2 Sep 2014

 

Contact:         Seath Holswich                       3205 6779

                        Trevor Ruthenberg                 3491 8800