Public transport to become cheaper in QLD
Residential property dwellers in south-east Queensland are set to benefit from the state government's pledge to boost affordability of public transport in the region.
Transport and main roads minister Scott Emerson said a new fare structure will be revealed in the state government's six-month action plan - an initiative that is likely to be welcomed by Queenslanders.
"This government is committed to delivering better cost of living for Queensland families and passengers," Mr Emerson commented.
"Savings from delivering a more efficient public transport network will be reinvested in fares to tackle the affordability crisis left by the Bligh government's on-going 15 per cent hikes."
Today's (February 22) announcement comes after Queensland Rail began the implementation of strategies to boost efficiencies on the state's public transport network.
Mr Emerson said the consolidation of the organisation's service would free up staff and support the introduction of new trail services in the state's south-east including the 140 additional trips on the Ferny Grove line and ten extra services on the Gold Coast line.
The news may attract the interest of prospective homebuyers looking to purchase real estate around Brisbane, with it meaning accessibility to the city and surrounding suburbs will be easier and cheaper.