Catching public transport in and out of Seymour has been made cheaper and fairer for thousands of passengers, Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced last week.
Regional passengers who buy a 28-69 day myki pass, Ms Allan said, can now pay the same reduced rate as those on a 70-325 day myki pass.
The fare reduction of between 1.5 and 27.1 per cent will benefit about 13500 regional customers who currently purchase a 28-69 day pass at least once a year, and make the regional myki pass offers fairer for passengers.
It also ensures regional customers can access a higher level of discount for less money.
Regional customers who hold a current 28-69 day pass will be reimbursed the difference between the price they paid and the new reduced price for travel taken after March 1.
‘‘This will make a big difference for regional passengers who travel every day — saving around 13500 passengers up to $1700 a year,’’ Ms Allan said.
‘‘We’re making public transport simpler and cheaper for families and getting on with building the projects we need to run more trains more often.’’