Compulsory Myki purchase a barrier to public transport use: Sign the single-use tickets Petition

The Public Transport Users Association today launched an on-line petition calling on the State Government to make single-use tickets available for occasional users and tourists, and stop compulsory Myki purchase becoming a barrier to public transport use.

The on-line petition, at, calls for single-use 2-hour and daily tickets to be made available throughout Victoria at stations and on trams and buses, and for Myki top-ups to be allowed on trams.

PTUA President Tony Morton said that the petition was being launched as the full consequences of the State Government’s “mad” decision to scrap short-term tickets in Melbourne on December 29 were beginning to hit home amongst Victorians.

“As the warning signs go up, people are realising that they will be forced to buy a Myki smartcard before they can use trains, trams or buses in Melbourne, followed soon by the rest of Victoria.”

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