Half Price Public Transport On Its Way

Eric Abetz, Minister for Transport

Tasmanians are being encouraged to change the way they travel, with public transport fares being halved from June 1, 2024 as part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future.

Minister for Transport, Eric Abetz, said that Tasmanians will benefit from the half price fares from 1 June 2024 as many in the community deal with cost of living pressures.

“If you’re traveling on a bus or the River Derwent Ferry you will notice a significant drop in what you are paying no matter what your payment method,” Mr Abetz said.

“It means you’ll get twice as many rides from your Greencard or Transportme card top-up or even when using cash, or take the same number of rides and walk away with more money left in your pocket or bank account.

“Students and children will only pay $1 per trip making a big difference to household budget pressures,” he said.

This reduction applies to all Government contracted public buses and fare-paying school buses, as well as the River Derwent ferry service. It also applies to every fare type (non-urban, urban, concession and child/student fares).

Mr Abetz added that Tasmanians won’t need to do anything to receive the half price fares.

“All you’ll need to do is jump on any public transport statewide and you’ll receive the reduced fare when you pay,” he said.

“Not only will this initiative deliver immediate cost of living relief, but it also encourages more people to use public transport and ease congestion on our roads.”

Updated fares will be charged to Greencard and Transportme cards automatically.

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