The hidden costs of a ‘free’ public transport system
Making Melbourne’s public transport system “free” might sound like a brilliant idea in theory, but one expert in the area says it would also come at a cost.
Professor Graham Currie, Professor of Public Transport at Monash University, told Tom Elliott it wasn’t as simple as it seemed.
He said we’d lost $100 million since the CBD free zone had been introduced.
“Is the benefit we’re going to give people … is that going to be good, compared with what we could use $100 million for elsewhere,” he said.
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