Queenslanders have one week to decide how to spend $30million of carbon tax savings with a choice of increased transport services or reduced fares.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said since the survey was announced last Sunday, more than 16,000 Queenslanders had already voted.
“This week is the last chance to have your say and help decide how the savings should be spent,” Mr Emerson said.
“Whether you choose a five per cent reduction in fares or 1,000 extra transport services across the State, this survey delivers on our strong plan to lower the cost of living and revitalise frontline services.
“More than 82 per cent of Queenslanders that voted were from Brisbane suburbs.
“All passengers are encouraged to make their choice as the results of this survey will benefit the entire state, not just South East Queensland.”
Across the State the interest varied including:
- Mackay (0.22 per cent)
- Cairns (0.19 per cent)
- Gold Coast (5.75 per cent)
- Ipswich (4.48 per cent)
- Rockhampton (0.29 per cent)
- Sunshine Coast (3.41 per cent)
Mr Emerson said this Can-Do LNP Government was getting on with the job of improving affordability, reliability and frequency in the public transport network.
“Already we halved Labor’s planned 15 per cent fare increases in 2013 and 2014, introduced 3,000 bus and train services and up to 80,000 passengers are benefiting from our free travel after nine weekly journey’s initiative.”
The online survey will close at midnight Sunday 14 September so log on to the website http://translink.com.au/ or phone 13 12 30.