Is free public transport a cost of living solution?

Perth residents have just said farewell to a month of free public transport, but the WA government has decided to keep offering free trips on its local network for school students and on Sundays.

Some political parties in other states want to follow suit, but policy makers believe this is not the way to go.

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Produced By: Matthew Ward Agius

Featured In Story: Graham Currie – Professor of Public Transport at Monash University, and Dr John Stone – Lecturer in Transport Planning at The University of Melbourne

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 1 February 2024