Fares get fairer?
Greater Wellington Regional Council is to begin a review of how bus, train and harbour ferry fares are calculated.
Peter Glensor, chairman of Greater Wellington’s Economic Wellbeing Committee, says the review will look at fares and explore changes and alternatives.
‘‘The last fare structure review, for instance – which was done six years ago – resulted in our current zoning system which bases fares on distance travelled. So we’ll be seeing how well that system is working,‘‘ he said.
Discounts for smart cards and multi-trip tickets will be reviewed, as will concessions.
Supergold card holders get free off-peak travel on public transport but this concession is funded by central government, not Greater Wellington.
The review is expected to be completed and changes implemented towards the end of 2012.