Monday, February 15, 2016

Greens MLC Mark Parnell calls for public transport to be free for school students

AdelaideNow : "SOUTH Australian school children should be allowed to travel on public transport for free, the Greens say.

As most students return for the start of the school year on Monday, Greens MLC Mark Parnell says the move would encourage good environmental behaviour at an early age and save families money.

“Far too many kids these days are unnecessarily being driven to and from school instead of walking, riding or catching public transport,” Mr Parnell said."

Melbourne spends 9 billion a year on congestion. Make buses fare free!

Call for school students to get free public transport: "A recent audit by Infrastructure Australia warned the cost of delays on Melbourne's major roads as a result of congestion will triple to more than $9 billion a year by 2031.

"We know that many children, even secondary children, are being driven to and from school every day, when they could walk, ride or use public transport," Ms Pennicuik said."

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tate promises free off-peak travel for seniors

brisbanetimes : "Gold Coast seniors would receive free travel on public transport outside peak hours for four years if Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate is re-elected on March 19."

Qld’s free Friday PT idea

busnews: ""I’m confident fare free Friday will encourage residents from right across Brisbane to leave the car at home, save money and help drive the public transport culture our city needs for the future.""

Monday, February 1, 2016

Greens MP calls for free public transport for Adelaide school kids "A great way to encourage more parents to allow their kids to take a bus, tram or train on school days is to make it free.

“Parents will welcome the savings, and they’ll also welcome their children becoming more active.”

Mr Parnell believes free travel would reduce traffic congestion, improve activeness and independence among children and lower the cost of living for participating families."