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Lowering the cost of living: cut price Clarence and Richmond Valley bus fares in 2021

Public transport users from Grafton to Casino are set to keep a little more change in their pocket as the NSW Government slashes ticket prices from 1 January 2021, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “Customers will save up to 30 cents on short trips between three and eight kilometres while the largest fare reductions are for longer-distance trips over 200km, which we are reducing by 50 per cent, or around $25,” Mr Gulaptis said. “There will also be simpler and cheaper daily tickets, including a $5 daily ticket for short-distance trips less than 8 kilometres, and a maximum daily ticket price of $30, which means customers save just over $70 per day when they are travelling over 200km.” Concession fares will be offered at half the adult fares, and the Regional Excursion Daily ticket for pensioners will remain at $2.50. The maximum fares have been set for a period of five years from 1 January 2021. Mr Gulaptis said the initiative was part of a suite of measures to ensure transport fairness for regional New South Wales with the main drawcard being the $250 Seniors Regional Travel Card which was being renewed for a second year. “Applications for 2021 (Year 2) will open on 18 January 2021 and close on 30 November 2021,” Mr Gulaptis said. Visit service.nsw.gov.au for more info or call them on 13 77 88.