Want cheaper trains or buses? Here's your chance to get it
THOSE who want cheaper trains and buses, or just more of them, here's your chance: Premier Campbell Newman's found a spare $30 million in the transport budget and he's looking to use it.
He's asking residents to choose between a 5% reduction in public transport fares or more services.
"We have found $30 million worth of savings in the transport budget with the abolition of the carbon tax," he said yesterday.
"We're now asking Queenslanders, do they want a decrease in public transport fares or do they want more services?"
The $30 million had been earmarked to pay higher annual electricity bills and other costs that were forecast to be incurred by the public transport system with carbon pricing in place.
The Abbott Government succeeded in abolishing Labor's tax on carbon emissions on July 17, but the Premier wouldn't rule out fare increases down the track and said the government would work hard to keep future price rises to CPI or less.
Residents have two weeks to vote and can do so by visiting http://www.translink.com.au