Don't Scrap Free Opal Travel

Don't Scrap Free Opal Travel

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LATEST NEWS:

Join the Rally for Fair Fares, to be held on Tuesday 21 June outside NSW Parliament. 

Read Mehreen Faruqi's 27 May Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece: "Why Sydney's weekend traffic is likely to get worse"

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The NSW government's public transport fare regulator has recommended a series of public transport fare increases in its final report delivered to the government.

IPART has recommended that the government scrap the Weekly Travel Reward ('free travel after eight journeys' rule), increase fares across the board, increase daily and weekly caps, increase the Gold Card cap, among a ...

LATEST NEWS:

Join the Rally for Fair Fares, to be held on Tuesday 21 June outside NSW Parliament. 

Read Mehreen Faruqi's 27 May Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece: "Why Sydney's weekend traffic is likely to get worse"

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The NSW government's public transport fare regulator has recommended a series of public transport fare increases in its final report delivered to the government.

IPART has recommended that the government scrap the Weekly Travel Reward ('free travel after eight journeys' rule), increase fares across the board, increase daily and weekly caps, increase the Gold Card cap, among a range of other measures.

We are petitioning the Transport Minister to implore him not to scrap the Weekly Travel Reward, and to otherwise keep public transport affordable and equitable.

Public transport is an essential public service. It should be inexpensive, and accessible for everyone in the community to use. 

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Petition the Transport Minister: Don't Scrap Free Opal Travel

We are petitioning the Transport Minister to show our support for affordable and equitable public transport.

 

Dear The Hon. Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure,

We strongly encourage you not to increase Opal fares. Public transport should be affordable and equitable.

We are concerned by the IPART public transport fare review, which recommends increases to public transport fares across the board. Proposed fare rises will especially affect regular public transport users, Gold Opal Card holders, and those travelling long distances on the transport system.

In particular, we strongly implore you not to scrap the Weekly Travel Reward, which gives public transport users free travel after eight journeys each week. This rule is very popular and allows people to use the system throughout the week.