The bus rides that cost $100 a seat
TAXPAYERS are paying at least $100 a passenger on about 10 South Australian bus services as the State Government prepares to cut its least patronised routes.
Almost 100 services cost more than $50 a passenger to operate, with the Government only recouping 20-25 per cent of its bus expenditure in fare revenue across all services.
The Government will not reveal exactly which routes are the most expensive until it determines which ones it will discontinue, while specific costs have been deemed commercial in confidence because of a tender for bus services going out next year.
The figures follow The Advertiser’s analysis of Transport Department data pinpointing 19 bus routes with few passengers, the majority of which run in the Adelaide Hills.