FREE FARES * New Zealand - Perk for aged boosts bus use
Free transport for superannuitants is driving up demand for public transport in Auckland
Auckland,New Zealand -The NZ Herald, by Marika Hill -Oct 24, 2008: -- SuperGold Card holders became eligible on October 1 for free travel from 9am weekdays and all weekend... The $72 million Government initiative aims to make half a million elderly people throughout the country more mobile... NZ Bus northern region general manager Warren Fowler said more Aucklanders were hopping on public transport, especially the elderly... The elderly are not the only reason for the rising popularity of public transport... High petrol prices continue to boost passenger numbers on buses, Mr Fowler said...
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