Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Public transport fee rise to hit local residents

David Lee January 6, 2016

WITH the beginning of the new year now upon us, local residents can expect to pay more for public transport, with fees for Zone One in Shepparton and fares for V/Line services between Melbourne and Shepparton having seen an increase as of January 1.
Zone One bus fares will increase slightly in Shepparton, with the cost of a two hour fare having seen an increase of 20 cents (10 cents for concession).
Fares for V/Line services between Melbourne and Shepparton will increase by around 4 percent, with the cost of an off-peak single fare from Shepparton to Melbourne costing $23.60 ($11.80 for concession).
A Public Transport Victoria spokesperson said, “These increases keep fares adjusted for changes in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) and contribute to ongoing investment in a number of major public transport projects.
In Shepparton, as a result of a Public Transport Victoria initiative to improve regional fares, Zone Two town bus fares have been reduced by around 15 percent, with the cost of a two hour ticket now being $3.20 or $1.60 for concession.”