RAA launches public transport survey in an effort to increase patronage

3 August, 2022

South Australia has the second lowest public transport patronage in the nation, and RAA wants to hear from the community about how to increase its use.

According to the latest ABS survey in June 2021, SA had the second highest share of people who had never used, or in the previous four weeks not used, public transport.

This applied to 75.8% of South Australians, compared to NSW 63.4%, Victoria 75.3%, Queensland 74.6%, and WA 77.2%.

RAA spokesman Charles Mountain said it was important to understand why these numbers are so low in our state.

“We would like to understand if you use public transport, your attitudes towards it, and what might encourage you to use public transport more often.”

“Public transport is an important part of mobility; a healthy public transport system is good for reducing traffic congestion and the environment. It also connects more people with more places, by providing a more affordable alternative to driving a car.’’

Mr Mountain said survey questions included how safe you feel riding public transport, what type of payment methods you prefer, as well as how long you are prepared to wait and how important shelter is at stops.

“RAA wants to know your views on how well public transport is working in SA.’’ Mr mountain said.

“We will present anonymous results of this survey to government, and advocate for improvements to the public transport system.’’

You can access the survey here. All respondents will go into the draw to win one of three $50 eGift cards.