The South Australian Government will now pay a lifting fee of $25 plus GST to the driver for all 50, 75 and 100% South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme (SATSS) trips booked through the Access Centralised Booking Service.
This replaces the on-time bonus previously payable to the driver and the $10 lifting fee that applied to 75 and 100% SATSS trips.
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New projections suggest Sydney’s road tolls will more than double over the next 25 years as a union boss claims the current tolls are already “crippling” road users.
The Transport Workers Union NSW say the doubling and tripling of road tolls over the next 2½ decades will be most strongly felt by truck drivers and other heavy vehicle users who already pay triple the tolls of other vehicle users on most roads.
As per the TWU NSW projections for trucks, the NorthConnex toll, which this week increased to $25.33, will be $35 one-way by 2030 and almost $74 one-way in 25 years.
For cars users, who now pay $8.36 a trip, this would blow out to $24 by 2048 and $49 by 2048.
Driverless robotaxis are coming closer to reality, with America’s Waymo autonomous vehicle project revealing its plans for the taxi of the future.
The minivan will be built by Chinese firm Zeekr, part of the Geely group that also owns Volvo, Polestar and Lotus, and will be capable of operating without a human driver.
Zeekr will build the electric cars, while Waymo – part of the Alphabet group that includes Google – will equip them with its own self-driving sensors and software currently under development in the US.