Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

23 January 2019

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure

Free Hobart Metro bus travel before 7am as school goes back

As part of our plan to reduce traffic congestion on Hobart’s roads, Metro Tasmania will again offer Hobart residents free travel before during the return to school period.

Passengers can travel free in the Hobart urban area before 7am on business days from 29 January to 22 February 2019.

The initiative is another important step by the Hodgman majority Liberal Government to address the impact of traffic congestion in Hobart.

We know that traffic congestion is an important issue for commuters and that’s why we took a detailed plan to the election including short, medium and long term commitments to reduce its impact.

Commuters are encouraged to try the free Metro service on their morning trip and we know that a bus full of commuters can take up to 60 cars off the road.

The free travel incentive can benefit existing and new Metro customers and other road users. The initiative is in addition to the significantly discounted fares all passengers can receive by using a Greencard in quieter off-peak periods.

It is also a chance for commuters to experience the new Tasmanian-made Metro buses with nearly 20 operating so far in Hobart.

Metro Tasmania will again offer Hobart residents free travel before 7am in a bid to combat the congestion associated with the return to school period.

For details, timetables and more information, visit www.metrotas.com.au or call 132201.

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