Media Release | Sunday, 9 December 2012
FARE EVADERS GETTING A FREE RIDE ON SYDNEY BUSES
The O'Farrell Government is giving fare evaders a free ride on Sydney buses - with new figures confirming there has been 88,700 fewer ticket checks performed on the bus network in the past year.
In 2011/12, the number of passengers checked for tickets was down 88,700 to just 534,000 - a 14 per cent drop on the previous year.
This is the lowest number of bus ticket checks performed in the last six years.
"Fare evaders are getting a free ride under the O'Farrell Government," Shadow Transport Minister, Penny Sharpe said today.