Fare Free Travel for Two Weeks Via Metro Tasmania

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Metro Tasmania will offer fare-free travel from today until April 11 as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Comments

  • +12 votes

    What a stupid plan.

    Some people will use it just to go out and not use it for essential travel.

    Contactless travel cards should be used and travel records shared to see people are only going to/from work/home then a refund applied to the card.

    Please don't take advantage and stay at home unless the travel is essential.

    • +3 votes

      Of course - only for essential travel.

      But essential travel is not just to & from work.

      So many people now don't have a job to go to & may want to see Centrelink, seek help from charities etc.
      Those are the people who most need help at the moment, & could most benefit from this scheme.

      For me, I'm going to the Dr today, pathologist tomorrow & specialist next week. Free travel is handy.

      I have been the only person or 1 of a couple of people travelling by bus in my area outside peak hours. And only using contactless card.

      Your idea of sharing people's travel records worryingly smacks of vigilantism. There are many legitimate needs to travel now.

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      How else can one travel around Tasmania if they can't drive? Taxi? Or perhaps Uber that does not offer full coverage like Metro? Trains? Nah they don't exist.

  • +10 votes

    Encouraging more people to use public transport doesn’t sound like a great way to reduce transmission of the virus.

  • +7 votes

    Is this supposed to help people stay at home?

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    Not a brilliant idea encouraging people to travel atm.

    The person who thought this up needs their heads read.

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    Only in Tasmania

  • +2 votes

    Not as bad as the title suggests
    "Acting chief executive Darren Carey said the two-week window was designed to enable passengers to get Greencard for safer contactless payment."

  • +2 votes

    Just as a FYI Metro is the only public transport that covers all the major areas of Tasmania. There are no trains or any of that other fancy stuff so this is a real bargain for Tasmanians.

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    Sounds like a good bargain but I wouldn't risk it. I'm staying home.

    • +2 votes

      You'd be in 2 weeks isolation the moment you land in Tassie so how would you even anyway?