Kerry Finch
Legislative Councillor for Rosevears
19 JUNE 2008
West Tamar school bus fare rise delay welcomed.

The Legislative Councillor for Rosevears has said a decision to delay in increase in student bus fares between Legana and Launceston is only fair.

“Without a Metro bus service on the route, it is only fair that the charge for a trip to town stays at 30 cents.” Mr Finch said

“The fare for students was to have been increased to $1.20 from July the first, but the Government seems to have listened to concerned parents’ arguments about equality,” Mr Finch said.

Mr Finch said the Legana to Launceston route was to have been regarded as an urban one, but that was illogical if there was no Metro urban bus service.

“Parents’ concerns have been allayed for the time being, and there’s now time to mount a detailed argument over what students should be charged for getting to school on the West Tamar.”

Further information: Kerry Finch 0407448905.