New $50 Weekly Public Transport Cap Begins Today
Member for Manly James Griffin has welcomed the NSW Government’s introduction of the $50 Opal weekly travel cap which takes effect today, saving tens of thousands of regular public transport users across the Northern Beaches up to $686 a year.
In welcoming the announcement, Mr Griffin said that the decision to slash the current cap by around 20 per cent will help to ease cost of living pressures for the thousands of bus and ferry customers on the Northern Beaches.
“Delivering this commitment underpins our support for public transport across our State – no matter the mode of transport – and only possible through the strong economic management of the Liberal & Nationals Government.
“From Monday, adults will pay no more than $50 a week and the concession cap will also be reduced from $31.60 to $25 per week.”
Opal benefits already in place will remain, including the Weekly Travel Reward, the Opal Transfer Discount and the $2.50 daily cap for Gold Opal cards.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has saved households more than $800 million over the last year through a raft of cost of living measures, including cheaper Green Slips, $100 Active and Creative Kids vouchers and Free Rego.