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NCOSS has submitted a response to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s Review of Rural and Regional Bus Fares 2021-25.

In our submission NCOSS argues for the implementation of maximum fare caps for rural and regional bus services in order to provide greater value for money for people living in the regions and to alleviate affordability barriers to using services. NCOSS recommends deeper concessions for Jobseeker and Health Care Card Holders in order to reduce the financial barriers faced by low income regional residents to using bus services.

NCOSS recommended the adoption of accessibility standards for the provision of timetabling and scheduling information, accessible payments options, the physical accessibility of services and the frequency of accessible services.