Fact:

84% of those surveyed in a transport newspoll said they would support the building of more rail lines to reduce traffic congestion compared with just 38% supporting construction of more freeways.

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Save Money
Why use public transport to save?

  • Minimise petrol use
  • Cut down on parking costs
  • It tends to be faster than driving and traffic
 
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Benefits of Using Public Transportation
Travelling by car is often seen as the only convenient way to travel. In many cases it is, but there are also some situations where travelling by other means can be easier, more convenient and cheaper.
 
Effective public transport offers significant benefits to our quality of life in all forms:
  • Our economic life is improved by reducing the costs due to traffic congestion, the amount of money we need to finance new roads and having an alternative to paying increasingly high fuel prices.
  • Our social life is improved by reducing the negative health impacts of motor vehicle pollution and ensuring everyone in our community, particularly those without cars, can get to where they need to go with confidence.

Public Transportation in Your Community
Communities with public transportation can significantly reduce the nation’s carbon emissions.

If your community doesn't have many public transportation options, ask for more! Write to your local shire or council officials and tell them that good public transportation options are important to you, and good for the community.  Find public transportation in your area here.  


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