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Make the most of lower transport fares

If you’re already living in Morningside real estate and regularly use public transport then there’s some good news: fares will be coming down all over Queensland.

A two-week survey was carried out to find out what Queenslanders’ priorities were, as they were given the option of either more reliable services or a reduction in fares.

Almost three-quarters of people voted in favour of the latter, which means the cost of using public transport will come down by 5 per cent as of 3 November.

This has been made possible as the state government looked for new ways to invest $30 million of savings achieved through the carbon tax.

“Fares will also be frozen in 2015, so Queenslanders across the state will save up to 7.5 per cent next year,” said state premier Campbell Newman.

“What this means is that a mum or dad travelling to work in the Brisbane CBD from the Gold Coast will save more than $297 a year.”

Nearly 22,000 people put forward their views on what the future should hold for public transport, making this decision a real community-led effort.

It’s the first time in the state’s history that the cost of using public transport has been slashed.

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