Bus and ferry fares to rise by nearly 25%
A planned increase in the cost of travelling on public transport has stepped up a gear, with the tabling of two Bills in the House of Assembly.
The Omnibus and Ferry Services Fares Amendment Regulations raise some bus and ferry fares by around 25 percent.
A one-day adult pass currently costing $12 for all zones will go up to $15, while a weekly pass will cost $56 from $45 previously.
And bus passengers paying cash will soon have to pay $4.50 for a 14-zone journey, an increase of 50 cents.
The cost of other multi-day passes will also increase under the amendments, but Government says it hopes the hikes — the first since 2004, will have little impact on residents.
The cost of monthly and quarterly passes — which are purchased mainly by residents rather than visitors — is to remain the same at $55 and $135 respectively.
Government hopes the increases will boost its revenue by an additional $2 million this year.
Siblings closer to dream medical careers
Second luxury apartment building planned
St David’s man dies in road crash
More to Bean than meets the eye
Gun shot ‘self-inflicted’ say police
Sports giant Guishard dead at 74
Former MP’s son to teach at law school
Restaurant closes after fire
Take Our Poll