16/10/2014 - 09:49

Transperth drops carbon tax in fares

16/10/2014 - 09:49

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With the abolishment of the carbon tax, Transperth fares will be reduced by 1.5 per cent from November 1 while a free day of travel has been arranged for November 3 to compensate for fares already charged.

Transperth drops carbon tax in fares
Transport Minister Dean Nalder.

With the abolishment of the carbon tax, Transperth fares will be reduced by 1.5 per cent from November 1 while a free day of travel has been arranged for November 3 to compensate for fares already charged.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said removing the carbon tax would drop the cost of fares by between zero and 30 cents, depending on the journey.

“We committed to removing this tax from fares and making sure that the public was fairly compensated for it, and we are delivering on that commitment,” Mr Nalder said.

“After the repeal of the carbon tax in July, I asked the Public Transport Authority to determine a way to remove the carbon tax component of tickets from future fares.

“So we now have a new fare schedule for Perth and regional towns from November 1,” he said.

Individual fare reductions vary according to the number of zones travelled, how the fare was rounded to the nearest 10 cents, and whether a concession card was used.

Mr Nalder also announced that passengers would benefit from a free day of travel on November 3 to further compensate passengers for the four-month period from the carbon tax repeal in July and the fare change in November.

 

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