More efficient, more integrated Opal fares

Setting the fares for public transport in this context involves deciding: 1. how to share the efficient costs between the people who use Opal services (customers) and the community (taxpayers); 2. how to share customers’ portion of the costs between different groups of customers, such as those who travel long distances versus those who travel short distances, and those who use the services frequently versus those who use them occasionally, and 3. how to encourage both the efficient use and delivery of public transport services so as to get the most benefits from these services for the least cost. Over the last 12 months, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has conducted a major review of public transport fares in Sydney and surrounding areas to examine these and other issues related to setting Opal fares for the 2016 determination period (1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019). We conducted detailed research and analysis, including economic modelling. We also carried out extensive public consultation to understand the range of stakeholder views, and considered these views alongside the findings of our analysis. This report outlines our objectives and approach for this review, and explains our final fare decisions and recommendations and how these differ from the proposals in our Draft Report.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 138p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 16-01

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01602464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781925340709
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2016 9:47AM