Queensland’s LNP has vowed to provide seniors with free off-peak public transport if it wins the next election.
Under the election promise, students will also be given $500 vouchers to use on trains and buses across the state.
Opposition leader Deb Frecklington made the announcement on Sunday morning, stating the move would take cars off the road and help ease congestion.
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“The @LNPQLD will introduce free off-peak travel for all seniors across the Citytrain network,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Students starting full-time uni & TAFE across Queensland will also be given $500 vouchers to pay for bus or train fares or petrol if they live in areas lacking public transport”.
It’s understood the scheme would cost about $2.7 million a year for senior travel, and $5 million for student travel.
“My plan will get more Queenslanders off the roads and create more capacity on peak-hour trains by encouraging travel at less crowded times,” Ms Frecklington said in a statement.
“The LNP’s plan is a big win for commuters and a big saving for seniors and students.”