- Mexico City tram, bus and train services will set a maximum limit for single-day fares
- Trams in the CBD and Docklands areas will be completely free.
- The fare across Zone 1 and Zone 2 only charges for Zone 1 (not to cancel Zone 2)
- The state government expects to allocate an additional 1 million yuan each year to reduce transportation costs for people in remote areas and make it easier for office workers and tourists in the city center to travel.
Suburban residents' travel costs will be greatly reduced
Victorian Governor Napsin and Transport Minister Terry Mulder jointly announced the public transport fare adjustment plan in Mexico on the same day. Mulder said that the state government plans to reduce the fares for taking public transportation from zone two into zone one from January 2015, 1.
Mulder said that according to the fare adjustment plan, people living in Melbourne's outer suburbs can save 1200 yuan a year by taking public transportation from the second district to work in the first district using a one-day ticket. If people use Myki annual pass cards, they can save more than 750 yuan a year. People who only travel by public transportation in the second district will still enjoy the existing fare discounts.
Napsin also said that people living in suburbs such as Jacana, Craigieburn, Thomastown and Broadmeadows will benefit from this. “We are actively alleviating the pressure on the cost of living of families in the central and outer suburbs to make public transportation fares more favorable. "
Free tram is expected to boost tourism
According to the coalition government's price adjustment plan, starting next year, people will take the tram service in Mexico City's CBD and Docklands areas for free. The free tram range in the CBD area is from Spring Street near the Parliament Building to Etihad Stadium in Docklands, and from Flinders Street to La Trobe Street.
Mulder believes that this will alleviate traffic congestion in central Melbourne. At the same time, travelers including foreign tourists can benefit from this.
Napsin also stated that this will consolidate Melbourne's status as an international city, boost tourism, and "will enhance Melbourne's attractiveness and livability, and improve the business environment."
The head of the Victorian Tourism Association, Dianne Smith, also said that this is good news for overseas students studying in Melbourne, and at the same time it can increase the attractiveness of overseas students.
The Coalition Government expects that the implementation of this price adjustment plan will require the government to spend an additional 1 million yuan each year. The detailed allocation plan will be announced in the Victorian Budget released on May 5 this year.
Coalition parties want to attract public opinion
The Coalition government announced this policy of benefiting the people just 8 months before the Victorian election. Some commentators believe that the government's move is aimed at gaining public support. "The Times" Victorian political editor Gordon (Josh Gordon) published an article that the Coalition Party announced this policy at this time to solicit votes from people living in the suburbs of Mexico and under great pressure. In the last election held in 2010, the Coalition Party officially won the support of the majority of voters in swing constituencies such as Mordialloc, Carrum, and Frankston before it took power. He also believes that the policy will also attract support from people working in the CBD area.
However, the leader of the opposition party, Daniel Andrew, also agreed with the policy. He said that he hopes to improve the public transportation system and reduce fares. "Regardless of which party the people support in the general election, our public transportation system should cut prices."
(The article comes from the Internet)