Regional Seniors Travel Card: correction

Article published 24 November 2020

Regional Seniors Travel Card: correction

On 17 November 2020, THE VOICE published an article on the NSW Budget (Pensioners respond to the NSW Budget). The article was based on an item on the Budget papers, which allocated “$175.2 million over three years for the Regional Seniors Travel Card program”. The Card was rolled out earlier this year as “a two-year trial program”. The Budget papers seemed to suggest that the Government was adding another year to the program. On inquiry, this was confirmed by NSW Treasury, but this confirmation has turned out to be incorrect. Transport for NSW advises that there will not be an additional year. Cards are valid for fourteen months from the date of issue, which means that two cards combined are valid for twenty-eight months.

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