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Would you take a bus if it were ‘free’?

By rosebud 13 October 2008 63

What if every ACT holder of a driver’s licence was required to pay a small public transport fee in order to renew their licence?

What if every person who paid this tax was then given a bus pass that was integrated into their licence card that allowed them to ride for free?

Would that get more people out of their cars and onto public transport?

I mean, if you have already paid for it, don’t you have a greater motivation to then use it?


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BiggestDave 7:25 am 13 Nov 08

I live in Kingston and go to North Lynham 6 days a week in my car 20mins on a bus to get to North Lynham about 9am on a bus Might I also point out that I drive an LPG car $35 I get about 330kms around town

monday to Friday
pick up kingston 8:01 AM
city interchange 8:21 AM
pickup city interchange 8:29 AM
arrive North Lyneham 8:41 AM
thats 40 mins

Sunday it would be a nightmare
pick up Kingston 8:02 AM
woden interchange 8:34 AM
pickup woden interchange 8:39 AM
city interchange 9:09 AM
pickup city interchange 9:18 AM
North Lyneham 9:30 AM
1 hour 30mins

so I will pass on the bus thanks

Pandy 6:50 am 15 Oct 08


ChrisinTurner 1:33 am 15 Oct 08

I thought you might be interested in my paper on zero-fare public transport.

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