- May 12, 2009
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Transport
The impact of rising prices has triggered a growing demand for public transport as commuters battle to keep household expenditure levels within the limits of affordability. As fuel constitutes the primary input of businesses engaged in transport, this sector has had to bear the main brunt of rising fuel costs and associated consumables. The fare increase will therefore provide for the partial off-setting of these increased costs and enable Golden Arrow to continue providing bus services that meet the rising needs and expectations of approximately 250 000 commuters on a daily basis.
Passengers using 10-ride clipcards, which are valid for 14 days, can postpone paying the increased fares until 7th June by purchasing their clipcards on Sunday, 24th May 2009. Passengers making use of monthly clipcards, valid for 37 days, will be able to avoid the increase until 30th June by also purchasing their clipcards on Sunday, 24th May 2009.
Golden Arrow Bus Services continues to strive to provide the best service possible for its passengers and, despite the increase, bus travel remains a viable public transport alternative to traveling by private vehicle.
Source: GABS – Media