Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fares are for rationing, not revenue

Fed-up commuters swap go cards for car keys as price hikes continue | "But Robert Dow from commuter advocacy group Back on Track said he believed the falling patronage on trains was part of a deliberate strategy to ease pressure on the rail system.

"Falling patronage is artificial because it's induced by high-cost fares. I think that's been quite a deliberate strategy since 2010, to make it costly in order to control patronage," Mr Dow said."

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