Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Car-culture cultists admit that cars not the best way to get to their sacred ceremony

Supercars: "Motorsport fans are being encouraged to use the G:link to travel to the Castrol Gold Coast 600 next weekend, with free public transport providing the perfect way to get to and from the race safely."

Sunday, August 28, 2016

#freepublictransport in Australia would have many benefits

Green Left Weekly: " ordinary people will never win by simply fighting for a better deal in a car-centred transport system. The solution is a massive expansion of public transport.

There is no reason why every major city in Australia cannot have a comprehensive network of trains, trams and buses, with services running every couple of minutes down major arterial routes.

There is no reason why such a public transport system cannot be free to use.

Such an alternative would reduce pollution and create the possibility for more green spaces in cities. It would increase transport accessibility for young and old, and people with disabilities.

It would eliminate the wastage of social resources that currently goes into having millions of vehicles sitting idle for more than 20 hours a day."

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sydney families spend $22,000 a year on transport: report

smh : "The average family from western Sydney is paying around $22,000 a year in transport costs, representing as much as 17 per cent of total household income, a new report from a national motoring group finds."

Friday, August 5, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Car-free housing is held up as answer to congestion on roads in Adelaide’s inner suburbs

Messenger: "In the report, which was presented to a council committee last week, InfraPlan senior planner Gayle Buckby predicted peak hour traffic movements on Unley Rd would increase to about 15,700 by 2031, up from 13,100 in 2013.

Mrs Buckby suggested rather than focus on “car dependent” solutions to decrease congestion, such as road widening, the council should encourage “efficient forms of people movement”, including promoting walking, cycling and public transport.

She recommended the council relax car parking space requirements for new developments, and, in some cases, abolish them entirely to encourage developers to build “car-free housing” that appeal to young cyclists and public transport users."

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Canberra seniors to ride buses free in off-peak hours

(Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "Mr Barr also announced a one-year trial that will see seniors ride for free on Canberra's buses.

He said seniors and concession card-holders would ride for free between 10:00am and 4:00pm on weekdays under a promised trial in a bid to make public transport more accessible."

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Government has had tax ruling, which could lower bus travel costs, for six years

brisbanetimes : "Six years after first being granted permission, south-east Queensland bus commuters will be the first in the nation to enjoy tax-free travel to and from work, potentially saving eligible travellers hundreds of dollars in transport costs each year."

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Why it just got a lot cheaper to catch public transport

Sunshine Coast Daily: "PUBLIC transport is about to become a lot cheaper with saving up to more than $1000 annually for journeys to and from Brisbane.

Public transport across the region will also be made cheaper with the State Government decision to reduce the number of fare zones from 23 to eight.

Internal travel on the Sunshine Coast has been reduced to four fare zones from 10 eliminating an inequity which made it more expensive to track north south than to travel the same distance westward across the region."

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kids travel free, Queensland public transport, public transport review, Brisbane public transport rules

The Courier-Mail: "CHILDREN under 14 will be given free weekend fares in southeast Queensland under the Palaszczuk Government’s long-awaited review of public transport.

The Sunday Mail can also reveal travel incentives for pensioners and seniors will be retained, despite a controversial recommendation by a review taskforce to dump them.

The number of zones across the public transport network will be reduced from 23 to eight, benefiting commuters who travel shorter distances.

Ahead of Tuesday’s state Budget, it can also be confirmed that regional Queensland fares will not rise."