What would happen if you turned the public transport fares table upside down - so that the further you travelled, the less you pay? The results might surprise you!
The underlying principle for charging public transport use in Australian cities is that the longer you travel, the more you pay.
One of the ironies in this system is that people who can afford to live closest to the city have to pay the least for public transport. But people who can’t afford to live to close to the city, and are forced to live out on the city fringe where the cost of housing is cheaper, have to pay the most.
That’s why the RTBU National has examined alternative ways of setting public transport.