With the Auckland Council announcing cut price fares for trains and buses for people on low incomes, it now appears tertiary students might be next, Stuff reports. Currently tertiary students using an AT HOP card get a 20 per cent discount on most fares, and this applies to most public transport services, except SkyBus, tertiary shuttles and some ferry services. According to Planning Committee chairman Chris Darby, the fare concessions the council has already given under 16’s has been a success, and last week’s announcement of a three year trial starting in 2022 with reduced fares for low income earners is continuing the good work. But he says it should not stop there, with the next proposal being to extend the fare cuts to include more for tertiary students.
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