Transport Media

CPSA welcomes NSW Government’s commitment to upgrading the XPT regional rail fleet

"CPSA congratulates the NSW Government on fulfilling its commitment to improving rail services in rural and regional New South Wales with the allocation of $50 million to fast-track the upgrade of the XPT fleet" said Ellis Blaikie, Senior Policy Adviser.

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CPSA welcomes accessible taxi fare subsidy increase

“CPSA welcomes the doubling of the maximum fare subsidy under the Taxi  Transport  Subsidy  Scheme (TTSS)”, said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.

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OPAL Gold Card freeze sensible: pensioners

“CPSA welcomes today’s announcement by the NSW Government that OPAL card fares will not change until further notice. Commendably the NSW Government has recognised that the increase proposed by IPART for holders of the Gold OPAL card  and for other concession card holders was unreasonable and unrealistic”, said CPSA Policy Coordinator, Paul Versteege.

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OPAL Gold Card price change steep: pensioners

“IPART's proposed price hike for Gold Opal card holders is too steep for the average pensioner, who will go from paying $2.50 to $3.60, then up to $4.00 by 2018”, said CPSA’s Senior Policy Adviser, Ellis Blaikie.

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Opal card top-up melt-down

System not ready for paper tickets phase out, say pensioners  

“Paper pensioner tickets are being scrapped in three weeks. That means it’s three weeks until pensioners (and other commuters) face walking kilometres just to top up their card,” said Amelia Christie, Manager Research and Advocacy.

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