In an amazing act of self-sacrifice, ACT public servants have convinced their union to include a request for free [commuter] bus trips in this round of EBA negotiations. Not for them the convenience of driving and parking somwhere close to work.
Here’s the ABC report: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/05/2811050.htm
The union claims it will bring a host of benefits to the ACT human and natural environment, but it will also make the buses more viable.
So here’s the question: would you catch buses if they were free?