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