Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Where Sydney goes, Auckland should follow

This is excellent news:
The New South Wales Government has announced a new fare structure for public transport meaning costs will be capped at $57 a week, for unlimited use of trains, buses and ferries.
The new ticketing arrangements are known as My Zone, and apply to Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Southern Highlands, Illawarra, the Central Coast, and the Hunter.
The number of fare bands has been reduced in a bid to make public transport fairer and simpler.
90 per cent of fares will be the same or cheaper, and a new multiple use ticket means unlimited travel across the network will cost no more than $57 a week, except on the airport line.
The price drops to $41 a week if only ferries and buses are used, however, two-thirds of ferry fares will go up in price.
We need this also in place soon.

A Sydney Morning Herald editorial on the issue here.

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