Student Transport Strategy

Transport to school each day is an essential service and this should be free for all students, public or private.

Labor believes transport to school is an essential community service obligation and we commit to provide rural and urban school transport free for all primary and secondary students.

All students attending their nearest public or private school will be provided with free public transport under a Labor Government.

It’s another part of making Tasmania the Education State.

This commitment is limited to transport to and from the student’s nearest public school or private school, best aligned to the family preference. Where a student enrols in a school further from their nearest applicable option – the full concession fare price will apply.

The Liberal Government has slashed funding to Metro, which has cut back on bus services.

Tasmanians are giving up on public transport and are using their cars for school drop offs. That just makes the traffic congestion problem on our roads worse, costing the Tasmanian economy millions in the process.

Labor is putting people first with a practical policy solution that will help ease traffic congestion and provide relief on tight family budgets.

Free travel for students will form part of Labor’s broader transport strategy to ease the congestion on Tasmanian roads.