Currently, less than 5% of Tasmanians use public transport. Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane are capital cities where there exists high frequency, free public transport and LHG wants to see the State government get serious about providing commuter friendly public transport that will ease traffic congestion on Hobart’s roads.
We also support exploring new public transport options for a growing population, including river ferries and light rail. We are committed to making a meaningful contribution to an intelligent and informed debate that explores the possible and the feasible options to increase public transport use and reduce the number of vehicles in the city.
We will urge Council to work with the State government to improve public transport on buses. At a minimum, we support the expansion of free Metro bus transport to school age commuters, and potentially, morning and afternoon peak commuter services, to 9am and 4.30 – 6pm.
We will lobby for additional services and frequency on popular routes, improved bus shelter facilities and the introduction of digitalised service ‘on time’ indicators at
We will support the investigation of river ferries and light rail as new public transport options.