With the cost of oil reaching record highs, it stands to reason that more & more people will see the sense in leaving their cars at home & enjoy the hassle free ride to work, in the company of like minded souls, on the region’s bus & train network.

The more people that switch to public transport, the more economically efficient the public network will become, right? Might even be worth subsidising, wouldn’t you think?

But, less cars on the roads might pose a problem for some of the wackier, recent roading proposals – that 2nd tunnel through Mt Victoria isn’t being made for buses after all.

So what’s a council to do? I know, they could look for ways to discourage people from using public transport at all.

Secret Talks on Increasing Bus & Train Fares