State Government announces Metro Tasmania funding

September 25, 2023 2:07 pm in by

An 8.1-million-dollar package has been announced to help Metro Tasmania out of a rough patch.

Two million dollars is for an immediate pay rise for drivers to address their shortage which led to the state owner operator cutting around 180 services in Hobart last month.

Funding will also employ more transit officers for security, some to be stationed in Launceston and Burnie.

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The package has been welcomed by the Tasmanian branch of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union.