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Free & Frequent Public Transport

The Greens have a detailed plan to dramatically improve Brisbane's public transport. We believe that good public transport helps everyone, by cutting out the hassle of driving, dropping congestion and pollution, and connecting people who can't or don't want to drive.


Over the next 4 years, a Greens-led City Council would:

  • Give Brissie a Bus Boost

  • Roll out free public transport

    • We would roll out free public transport for all children under 18
    • We would roll out free public transport for everybody during off-peak hours
    • We would fund a 3 month trial of universal free public transport in Brisbane from July to September 2024, as a real-world experiment to build the case for permanent free public transport
  • Bring back the trams

    • We would launch a detailed public consultation and delivery study for the first modern light rail corridor
    • This corridor would run 24 km from Upper Mt Gravatt, to Salisbury, Moorooka, Annerley, Woolloongabba, Kangaroo Point, the Valley, Newstead and Hamilton, with trams coming every 5 minutes
    • The possible alignment is shown here


We want to revolutionise transport in our city, to give more people the freedom to leave their car at home. Free public transport with more high-frequency routes could be a game changer to help residents save money, and help people make the shift.

We have a clear plan for the biggest, expansion of public transport in most people’s lifetimes, filling major gaps in the network, as well as a long-term vision that network's future.

We want everybody to have free and frequent, fast and reliable public transport within easy walking distance.

We would pay for these public transport upgrades by reallocating money from wasteful road widening projects, and by making developers pay their fair share.

For more detail, check out our full initiatives about doubling the high-frequency bus network, free travel for kids and off-peak riders (and a 3 month trial of free travel for all), and a detailed investigation into bringing back the trams.

If you're interested in some of the underlying philosophy and research behind these policies, you can read more at this link.