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Public transportation costs to drop across Queensland

By James Brown

The rising popularity of public transport for residents of Caboolture real estate – and Queensland-wide – has been noted by the state government, leading to a reduction of costs for buses, trains, ferries and trams across the region.

Premier Campbell Newman said these changes will come into effect from 3 November and will see a 5 per cent price cut to fares across the whole Queensland public transport system, with this potentially rising to 7.5 per cent in the new year. 

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson went on to say the decision came after almost 22,000 people across the state decided where they wanted the $30 million saving from carbon tax savings to be spent – with 74 per cent voting for cheaper public transport fares. 

"Under our policies we have added 3,000 extra bus and train services to the network, trains are running on time and up to 80,000 passengers are benefiting from our free travel after nine weekly journeys initiative," said Mr Emerson in a 21 September statement.

This could be great new for sustainable Caboolture residents, who can now use public transport infrastructure for even cheaper rates over the coming months. 

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