Transport for NSW says it will review how it calculates travel charges for passengers in public transport and air travel, including the number of people per journey.
Transport Minister Anthony Roberts said last week that it was not feasible to calculate travel charges based on the number, and would look into how to do so.
“This is the biggest risk,” he said.
“Getting the wrong numbers is really the big issue.”
Mr Roberts said there were concerns about whether the numbers were accurate and how they were calculated.
“There are some areas where we are concerned about how these numbers are calculated,” he told the ABC.
It is really a question of getting the numbers right.” “
I think the biggest problem is getting this right.
It is really a question of getting the numbers right.”
The Transport Department has been told to look into whether it is possible to calculate the travel charges.
Mr Roberts told the New South Wales State Parliament that the department was currently in the process of determining whether it could do so and that the matter was being reviewed.
“The department is currently working through this, looking at the way we calculate travel and I think there is a need to look and see what other ways we can look at how to get these numbers right,” he explained.
The numbers of people in public and private transport are also being considered.
Mr Robertson said he would be talking to the Minister for Public Transport, Pru Goward, about this.
“She will be working with the Department of Transport to make sure that there is no way that we don’t have the right numbers,” he added.
The figures released by Transport for New South Zealand last week show that more than 3.3 million people travelled to and from New Zealand in 2016-17, up from 3.2 million in 2015-16.