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PostSubject: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Tue May 29, 2007 4:31 am

This was an item which was raised today in the Neil mitchel show on radio 3AW.

Should we make public transport 'free to all'.
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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Tue May 29, 2007 4:43 am

Hmmi dont think that will work, there would be a mass of overcrowding, and i dont think the system is ready for a 'free for all' surge. Only when the network is upgraded to a better state that it is can you then let everyone travel for free, cos at the moment it wont work.


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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Tue May 29, 2007 5:06 am

Won't work.

Who will pay for the trains.

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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Tue May 29, 2007 5:14 am

Well the fares collected dont make much of the revenue pie for funding trains, most of it comes from the government, if such a scheme were to happen, you wil find that advertising will make up a large part of it. You would see alot more advertising in trains and at stations. As the system becomes free,everyone will want to travel, and agencies will want to capitalise on it buy putting their product/serivce where it can be seen or heared.


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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:41 pm

Uh. If we make transport free to all, then how does the govt. pay for gas and smeg. And then, with no gas, no trains can operate. Then you guys will have nothing to talk about =(
How sad... Twisted Evil

[Edit: There is something to always talk about]
[Corrected by Old man emu]
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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:06 pm

I know

Lets have free elephants to transport all!

elephant elephant elephant elephant
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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:29 pm

lol elephants would be cool, but this isnt some outer suburb of India, although if we did have them, you'd be great for following behind them to pick up their dung! hehe


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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:16 am

Metro Transit wrote:
lol elephants would be cool, but this isnt some outer suburb of India, although if we did have them, you'd be great for following behind them to pick up their dung! hehe


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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:58 am

Public transport being free for all is not going to increase patronage at all. Those who live nowhere near transport can't take advantage of it anyway! Razz I know many people who live in Aspendale Gardens who wouldn't mind taking public transport IF it took them places.
It will increase patronage, but not by far. A fare reduction would be more beneficial i would imagine. They are receiving more in fare collection now compared to when we had three zones.
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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:09 am

AzN_DJ wrote:
A fare reduction would be more beneficial i would imagine.

Pitty they are increasing the fares now. Mad


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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:27 am

Metro Transit wrote:
AzN_DJ wrote:
A fare reduction would be more beneficial i would imagine.

Pitty they are increasing the fares now. Mad


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Hint for all - BATBYGOBSTOPL! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:44 am

AzN_DJ wrote:
Metro Transit wrote:
AzN_DJ wrote:
A fare reduction would be more beneficial i would imagine.

Pitty they are increasing the fares now. Mad


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Hint for all - BATBYGOBSTOPL! lol! lol! lol!


lol unless to purchase a load of tickets before the fare increase, now that's using BATBYGOBSTOPL!

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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:50 pm

Metro Transit wrote:
AzN_DJ wrote:
Metro Transit wrote:
AzN_DJ wrote:
A fare reduction would be more beneficial i would imagine.

Pitty they are increasing the fares now. Mad


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Hint for all - BATBYGOBSTOPL! lol! lol! lol!


lol unless to purchase a load of tickets before the fare increase, now that's using BATBYGOBSTOPL!

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That's what I do.

In January, I used the last of my "The Met" tickets. As in 1990s era logo, etc. I bought that ticket in 1997 (10 years on...) Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:09 am

You probably laminate your tickets and frame them. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Make Transport 'Free to all'   Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:25 am

Mr Spark wrote:
You probably laminate your tickets and frame them. Twisted Evil
Nah - the validator eats it for me.
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