Topic archives: fare evasion

Is pirating media the same as evading fares?

Is pirating media the same as evading fares?

April 10, 2013 11

Public transport fare evaders and media pirates are adept at justifying their behaviour, but the former is much more problematic than torrenting Game of Thrones or Christmas in the Heart

Does lousy service justify fare evasion?

Does lousy service justify fare evasion?

February 22, 2013 35

Any optimist who thinks civic virtue is flourishing in our cities should have a look at the ease with which public transport fare evaders rationalise and justify their behaviour

Is the 9% increase in public transport fares…fair?

December 7, 2011 20

Many people are outraged that the Government has dared to increase public transport fares in real terms. From 1 January, fares in Melbourne will rise by around 9%, well in excess of the rate of inflation (3.6% for the 12 months to the September Quarter). From what I can make out, I don’t think anyone […]

Do Melbourne’s trams need conductors?

October 27, 2011 24

On the face of it, The Green’s case for the reintroduction of tram conductors looks pretty convincing. They say that for a net cost of just $6-9 million p.a., 1,000 conductors could be placed on all of Melbourne’s 500 odd trams from the first service to the last. The Green’s proposal rests firmly on the assumption […]