Public transport survey surprises
5:00AM Monday April 30, 2007
By Colin Marshall

Lower prices and more frequent services are cited as big incentives to use the train or bus more often. File Photo / Dean Pucell

About one in five people always use public transport to get to work and two in five do so at least sometimes, a survey has found.

The numbers are far higher than those suggested by the Census last year.

The survey of 1098 people by recruitment company Kelly Services first asked people if they had access to public transport and found 72 per cent did.

Overall, a total of about 18 per cent said they always took public transport in preference to a private vehicle, 9 per cent regularly did and 13 per cent sometimes did.

The balance of about 31 per cent said they rarely or never took public transport to work.

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